Earl Cooley (politician)

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Earl Cooley
21st Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
In office
Governor Oliver Henry Shoup
Preceded by George Stepham
Succeeded by Robert F. Rockwell
State Board and Land Commissioners
In office
Personal details
Born (1880-03-27)March 27, 1880
Richmond, Illinois
Died May 6, 1940(1940-05-06) (aged 60)
Adams County, Colorado
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helen West
Children Maxine Cooley
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major
Unit 2nd Colorado Infantry

Earl Cooley (March 27, 1880 – May 6, 1940) was the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, serving from 1921 to 1923 under Oliver Henry Shoup.

He was born in Richmond, Illinois on March 27, 1880. He was married and had one child. He served in World War I in the 2nd Colorado Infantry. He had no public political office until he was elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. On February 17, 1922, while acting as governor, he pardoned a man whom he had defended on the charge of horse-stealing in 1907.[1] After his term as Lieutenant Governor of Colorado he served as a member of State board and Land Commissioners from 1923 to 1927. He died on May 6, 1940.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
George Stephan
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Robert F. Rockwell