The Governor's Chessboard
The Governor's Chessboard

The Governor's Chessboard

A Lifetime of Public Policy


135 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Mobipocket, Paperback, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $18.95 (CA $22.95) (US $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781682752494


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Exploring the life and political career of Governor Richard D. Lamm, The Governor's Chessboard, is an intimate look at a prominent politician, including many of his successes, challenges, and defeats. Politics in America is not a place for boat-rockers, but Governor Lamm successfully made a name for himself by going against the tide of popular opinion. He violated most of the conventional rules of American politics, chiefly by taking on a number of very controversial issues, including abortion rights, civil rights, and immigration. He has always marched to the beat of his own drum, and he continues to do so, well into his eighties.

Author Biography

Richard Lamm moved to Colorado in November 1961. Five years later, he was elected to the Colorado state legislature, and thirteen years later he was elected governor of Colorado. He was the chief sponsor of the nation's first liberalized abortion bill in 1967 and led the successful fight to reject Denver as the site for the 1976 Winter Olympics. In 1974, he was named one of Time Magazine's "200 Outstanding Young Leaders of America," as well as one of the "Colorado 100" (the 100 people who had the greatest impact on Colorado) by the State Historical Society and The Denver Post. Governor Lamm is, by profession, an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant.