Teller Ammons

Teller Ammons ( born December 3, 1895 in Denver, Colorado; † January 16, 1972 ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and from 1937 to 1939 the 27th Governor of the State of Colorado.

Early years and political rise

Teller Ammons was the son of Elias M. Ammons, who also was Governor of Colorado 1913-1915. He participated as a soldier in the U.S. Army in the First World War in France part and then visited until 1921, the University of Denver. He then studied at the Westminster Law School Law. There he made ​​his law degree in 1929. In the meantime, he worked on a ranch and in the newspaper industry.

As his father was also a member of the Democratic Party Plates Ammons. His political career began in 1930 with his election to the Senate from Colorado. This mandate he held until 1935. This year, he was attorney for the city of Denver. On November 3, 1936, he was elected as a candidate of his party for the new governor of his state.

Governor of Colorado

Ammons took up his new post on January 12, 1937. In his two-year term of office a Forestry and Fisheries Agency was established. The industrial school in the country was reformed and the Big Thompson Highway a major highway was opened. As a result of the economic recovery after the Great Depression, which had not only ravaged Colorado in the early 1930s, now more jobs were created in Colorado again. In 1937, listening devices were discovered in the governor's office. An investigation revealed that three people had listened to the governor. These were later tried and convicted. Ammons himself was not involved in this matter. Nevertheless, this scandal cost him reelection in 1938. He had to resign from his post on 10 January 1939.

After the end of his term he was a member of a Committee of the army, the officer consulted on appointments. He also served in the military administration of the island of Guam. Otherwise, he assumed also the profession of lawyer. Teller Ammons died in January 1972. He was married to Esther Daves with whom he had a child.