Stephen R. Fitzgarrald

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Stephen R. Fitzgarrald
Stephen R. Fitzgarrald and Joseph M. Carey.jpg
Joseph M. Carey, governor of Wyoming (right) and Stephen R. Fitzgarrald, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (left)
17th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado[1]
In office
January 12, 1909 – January 12, 1915
Governor John F. Shafroth
Elias M. Ammons
Preceded by Erastus Harper
Succeeded by Moses E. Lewis
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the San Miguel County[2] district
In office
Personal details
Born (1854-12-25)December 25, 1854
Center Point, Iowa
Died June 2, 1926(1926-06-02) (aged 71)
Denver, Colorado
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Letha L. McConnell
Children Letha Amelia
Residence Ophir, Telluride, Denver
Occupation Attorney, Politician

Stephen R. Fitzgarrald (December 25, 1854 – June 2, 1926) was the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, serving from 1909 to 1915 serving under Governors John F. Shafroth and Elias M. Ammons. Fitzgarrald was a Democrat.

Early life[edit]

Stephan and his father George Fitzgarrald came to Colorado prospecting in 1878. During a brief period of mining in Leadville he developed an interest in law. Shortly after he returned to Iowa to study law.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 1881, he settled permanently in Colorado. First living in Ophir, he moved to Telluride in 1883. On March 22, 1885, Stephan married Letha L. McConnell.[3] In 1915, he moved again to the Silverton-Ouray district and later to Denver. Served as City, County, and Deputy District Attorney. Stephan was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives between the years of 1893 and 1895.


Stephen sponsored legislation of benefit to people of Colorado, dealing with deed of trust sales, attachment suits, and excessive tax penalties.[3]


  1. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. (1996). The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians. Available: Last accessed 4/6/2008.
  2. ^ Legislator Record for Stephen R. Fitzgarrald. Available: [1]. Last accessed 4/6/2008.
  3. ^ a b c Colorado State Archives. (2003). Colorado Lieutenant Governors. Available: Last accessed 4/6/2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Erastus Harper
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Moses E. Lewis