John Arthur Love
Love received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1938 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Denver School of Law in 1941. John Love married Ann Daniels in 1942 and the couple had three children, Dan, Andrew and Rebecca. Rebecca grew up to serve as a justice of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1995 to 2006.
In 1973, John Love resigned the governorship to become the nation's first Director of the Office of Energy Policy (nicknamed the "Energy Czar") in the administration of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. Lieutenant Governor John David Vanderhoof assumed the office of Governor upon Governor Love's resignation. Love resigned as Director after five months due to the political turmoil in the final days of the Nixon Administration. Love died in Colorado on January 21, 2002, at the age of 85.
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- Lamm, Richard D. and Duane A. Smith. Pioneers and Politicians: 10 Colorado Governors in Profile. Boulder, Co.: Pruett Publishing Co., 1984.
- Love, John A. Collection. 140 c.f., 1963-1973. Denver, Co.: Colorado State Archives.
- Love, John A. Papers. 4 c.f., 1960-1974. Denver, Co.: Denver Public Library Western History Collection.
- Love, Ann. Interview / Oral History by Jean Smith and Elaine Walsh, 1975. Denver, Co.: Colorado Historical Society.
- Love, John A. Interview / Oral History by David McComb, 1974. Denver, Co.: Colorado Historical Society.
- Love, John A. Interview / Oral History by Barbara Levin and Governor Richard Lamm, 1975. Denver, Co.: Colorado Historical Society.
- Walker, Donald L. John A. Love: The Story of Colorado's Thirty-Sixth Governor. Denver, Co.: University of Colorado at Denver, 2000.
- Martinez, Julia C. “John A. Love 1916-2002 3-Term Governor Fostered Growth.” The Denver Post, January 23, 2002, A-01.
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