Lamm, Richard

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Lamm, Richard Gender: M
Richard Douglas Lamb
born on 3 August 1935 at 07:50 (= 07:50 AM )
Place Madison, Wisconsin, 43n04, 89w24
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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American politician, former three-term Governor of Colorado, the state's longest-serving governor, in office from January 1975 to January 1987. Selected as one of Time Magazine's "200 Young Leaders of America" in 1974, he is the author of five books and is known for being on the cutting edge of change. He has served as Director of the Center for Public Policy and Contemporary Issues at the University of Denver since its founding in 1987, with his focus in the health policy area, specifically health care systems reform and resource allocation.

Lamm was born in Wisconsin, where his father was a coal company executive. He served in the Army in 1957-1958, following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin. He received his law degree from the University of California in 1961. A freshman state representative in 1967, he authored what was then the nation's most liberal abortion law. In 1972, he led the coalition of environmentalists that defeated real estate and tourism interests to keep the 1976 Winter Olympics out of Colorado. He was elected Colorado's Governor in 1974. He was not successful in a bid for the 1992 Democratic Senate nomination.

He has authored several books, including "The Angry West," co-authored with G. Michael McCarthy; "Pioneers and Politicians," with Duane A. Smith; "Megatraumas: America in the Year 2000;" and "The Immigration Time Bomb." On leaving office in 1987, he taught at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as the Montgomery Fellow. He continues with his work now as Director of the Center for Public Policy at the University of Denver.

In addition to the Time Magazine citation, Lamm also won the Christian Science Monitor's "Peace 2010" essay competition in 1985. In 1992, he was honored by the Denver Post and Historic Denver, Inc., as one of the "Colorado 100" - people who have made significant contributions to Colorado and its history.

His wife, Dottie, a former flight attendant who earned a degree in social work, is a columnist for the "Denver Post." She had a mastectomy in 1981. They have two grown children, Heather, and Scott.

Lamm enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, whitewater canoeing and reading.

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  • Social : Joined group 1957 (Enlisted in the Army)
  • Social : End a program of study 1961 (Law degree from Univ. of CA.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 (Authored liberal abortion law)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1972 (Led coalition of environmentalists)
  • Social : Great Publicity 1974 (Time Magazine's top 200 Young Leaders of America)
  • Work : New Job January 1975 (12 years as Governor of Colorado)
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  • Relationship : Difficult period 1981 (Wife has mastectomy)
  • Work : New Job 1987 (Univ. of Denver, Dir. for Public Policy)
  • Work : New Job 1987 (Taught at Dartmouth College)
  • Work : Lose social status 1992 (Lose of Democratic Senate race)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (Honored as CO.'s 100 top significant contributors)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts cites August 8, 1935. This is most likely a typo. All other records and sources give August 3, 1935 including an e-mail from Lamm himself to PT on February 20, 2005.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One lengthy marriage)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event (Wife had mastectomy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter and one son)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Govenor 12 years)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Hiking, skiing, whitewater canoeing)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Director for Public Policy, Denver Univ.)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Govenor of Colorado three terms)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Five books)