Ray Kogovsek

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Ray Kogovsek
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Frank Evans
Succeeded by Michael L. Strang
Personal details
Born Raymond Peter Kogovsek
(1941-08-19)August 19, 1941
Pueblo, Colorado
Died April 30, 2017(2017-04-30) (aged 75)
Pueblo, Colorado
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Adams State University

Raymond Peter "Ray" Kogovsek (/kəˈɡsɪk/;[1] August 19, 1941 – April 30, 2017) was a former U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado, Kogovsek graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School, 1959. He attended Pueblo Junior College, Pueblo, Colorado from 1960 to 1962. Kogovsek received his Bachelor of Science degree from Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1964. He then did graduate work, at University of Denver, 1965. He served in the Pueblo County Clerk office from 1964 to 1973. He worked as a paralegal aide from 1974 to 1978. Kogovsek served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1969 to 1971. He then served in the Colorado Senate from 1971 to 1978.[2] He served as a delegate, Colorado State Democratic conventions from 1966 to 1979.

Kogovsek was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985). He did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress. He was a resident of Pueblo, Colorado. Kogovsek died on April 30, 2017.[3]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael L. Strang

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.