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Monday, November 14, 6 - 7 pm

Gov. Roy Romer, interviewed by Tom Noel

Denver Central Library, 5th Floor

As Colorado's Governor from 1986 to 1998, Roy Romer was involved in events and decisions that continue to have major implications today.  From the founding of Denver International Airport to the votes on the Tabor Amendment and Amendment Two, Gov. Romer played an active role in much of Colorado's recent history.  

In what is sure to be a lively pairing, Gov. Romer will be interviewed by Tom Noel, an American historian specializing in the history of Colorado.

Roy Romer was Governor of Colorado for three terms, from 1986 to 1998, and was the General Chairman of the Democratic National Party from 1997 to 2000. He served as Superintendent of Schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2007.

In addition, he served the state of Colorado as State Representative, State Senator, Commissioner of Agriculture and State Treasurer. Romer was in private business as the owner/operator of a ski area, a flight school and fixed base operator aircraft. He is also involved in John Deere businesses in several states. He earned a degree in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado, and studied ethics at Yale University.

Tom Noel is an American historian specializing in the history of the Rocky Mountain West, and especially of the state of Colorado. He is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he teaches classes in the history of the American West, Colorado, Denver, historic preservation, mining and railroads, national parks, and Western art and architecture. He is the author of more than forty books, numerous articles, and newspaper columns.