John D. Vanderhoof

John David Vanderhoof ( born May 27, 1922 in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado, † September 19, 2013 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado ) was an American politician ( Republican). He was from 1973 to 1975 the 36th Governor of the State of Colorado.

Early years and career

Vanderhoof attended until 1942, Glendale College in California. After that he took part as a naval aviator in World War II. For his military services he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. Vanderhoof was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1950 and 1970 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Colorado. In the 1960s, he was several times president of this body. He was also temporarily in the forestry and Fisheries Committee and Group Head of the Republican deputies. Privately, he worked in banking.

Governor of Colorado

In 1970, Vanderhoof was elected vice governor of his state. When Governor John Arthur Love on July 16, 1973 resigned from his post to take a job in the federal government, Vanderhoof had the opened term quit until January 14, 1975. His term of office was uneventful.

After the end of his governorship to Vanderhoof had withdrawn into his private life. He was married to Mary F. Junkin, with whom he had four children.