Norman H. Meldrum

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Norman H. Meldrum
5th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
In office
Governor Alva Adams
Preceded by Peter W. Breene
Succeeded by William Grover Smith
Personal details
Born (1841-10-11)October 11, 1841
Caledonia, New York
Died February 11, 1920(1920-02-11) (aged 78)
Denver, Colorado
Political party Democratic Party

Norman H. Meldrum (October 11, 1841 – February 11, 1920) was the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, serving from 1887 to 1889 under Alva Adams. He had previously served in the American Civil War guarding the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. He also was the Secretary of State of Colorado from 1879 to 1883. As lieutenant governor Meldrum introduced the legislation for the founding of Colorado State University.[1] He was born in Caledonia, New York and died in Denver, Colorado.[2]


  1. ^ Chamblin, Thomas Stone (1970). The Historical encyclopedia of Wyoming, Volume 2. Wyoming Historical Institute. p. 980. OCLC 153948. 
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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter W. Breene
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
William G. Smith