Ray Herbert Talbot

Ray Herbert Talbot ( born August 19, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois, † January 31, 1955 in Pueblo, Colorado ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), and in January 1937, the 26th Governor of the State of Colorado.


Ray Talbot attended the public schools in Pueblo, Colorado, where the family had moved. Later he trained as an electrician. He was then in the Southern Colorado Power Company, a regional power company, hired. Talbot's political career began in 1926 with his election to the House of Representatives from Colorado. In 1928 he was elected to the Senate from Colorado. In 1932 he was elected as a Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor of his state. This office he held until January 1, 1937. On this day, Governor Edwin C. Johnson resigned from his post to go to the U.S. Senate. So Talbot was given the task to finish the unexpired term Johnsons. That in this case were exactly twelve days, until January 12, 1937, the newly elected governor plate Ammons could take office. These days, Talbot ready just before the transition of the management of Ammon.

After his brief governorship Talbot remained politically active. In 1946 he became head of the post office of the city of Pueblo. Between 1931 and 1953 he was Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Landesaussstellungen. Talbot died in 1955 at the age of 58 years. He was married to Junista Wilson, with whom he had two children.