Colleagues and relatives said at the memorial service on Tuesday that the former three governor of Colorado, Richard “Dick” Lahm, wore many hats during his years of public service career, allowing himself and his thoughts in the process. China continues to develop.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Rocky Mountain Wings Air and Space Museum to commemorate the life of the 38th Governor, who died in July at the age of 85. Lamb served as Democratic governor from 1975 to 1987. The speaker recalled his work as a lawmaker (1966 to 1974) and his landmark abortion legislation, his time as governor advocating environmental issues, his teaching style at the University of Denver, and his as a husband, The life of father and grandfather.
Ram was born in Wisconsin and served in the military before moving to Colorado in 1961. Before being elected, he served as an attorney for the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission in 1962 and then opened his own firm. He is also known for preventing the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado.
“He allowed himself to evolve, adapt, and show true leadership,” Governor Jared Polis told attendees. “The governor who took office in 1974 is different from the governor who left in 1987, and is also different from the professors many of his students knew at (University of Denver).”
Vicki Cowart, Chief Executive Officer of the Rocky Mountain Family Planning Association, pointed out that one example was when Ram worked with advocates to set restrictions in his own abortion bill — the first in the country to remove them under certain circumstances. Legalized bills-considered unconstitutional.
“He watched approvingly as his old law was deleted from the book…,” Coulter said.
In his eulogy, the former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb pointed out how ironic it was that he was one of them. Who came out at Ram’s first inauguration Because the governor’s cabinet lacks diversity. Weber later worked and became friends with Lamb, who appointed black and Latino leaders during his tenure as governor.
“Dick is the real Colorado: independent, strong, strong, complex, unpredictable, and kind,” Weber said.
People who worked or studied with Ram praised his boldness and said he would throw “verbal bombs” in conversation without hesitation, as his former governor Gail Shotler put it. But they added that he was always willing to listen to other people’s ideas.
“Governor. Lamb changed my life in an open way, and the conversations he handled quickly became the dogma of most others,” said former student Ellie Moore.
She added that even though he is known for his controversy, “he has been committed to building a classroom in a world where his students can openly talk about really difficult social issues, and they can listen compassionately and curiously to what they disagree with. Human point of view.”
As we all know, Ram will make controversial remarks, and often even arouse strong opposition from supporters, just as he did when he made derogatory remarks on race and immigration in his speeches and writings in his later years.
However, in the eyes of his family, he is a doting father and grandfather who loves his family unconditionally. His daughter Heather described how he allows his children to be themselves, always making time for them and helping them keep an open mind.
Lamb’s wife Dotty, who has been married for 58 years, shared how they met and how her husband has changed over the years, and even began to write poetry in her later years. Dottie Lamm herself ran for the U.S. Senate in 1988. She stated that although the couple’s work on civil and reproductive rights, global warming, and healthcare can sometimes have national or even international impacts, But “our roots and our launch pad are still deep here,” has been thinking about home in Colorado.