Ray Herbert Talbot

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Ray Herbert Talbot
27th Governor of Colorado
In office
January 1, 1937 – January 12, 1937
Lieutenant Vacant
Preceded by Edwin C. Johnson
Succeeded by Teller Ammons
Personal details
Born (1896-08-19)August 19, 1896
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 30, 1955(1955-01-30) (aged 58)
Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Raymond Herbert Talbot (August 19, 1896 – January 30, 1955) was an American politician who served as the 27th Governor of Colorado for eleven days in 1937.

Talbot, an electrical engineer, was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1926 and to the Colorado Senate in 1928. In 1932, he was elected the 26th lieutenant governor as the running mate of Edwin C. Johnson. Johnson resigned as governor on January 1, 1937, eleven days before the expiration of his term, to take his seat in the United States Senate. Talbot was sworn in as governor to fill the eleven-day interim until the start of the term of newly elected Governor Teller Ammons.

After his brief term as governor, Talbot served as a city commissioner and postmaster of Pueblo, Colorado, and continued in office as president of the Colorado State Fair Commission (1931–53).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin C. Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Frank J. Hayes
Preceded by
Billy Adams
Governor of Colorado
January 1, 1937 – January 12, 1937
Succeeded by
Teller Ammons