Today was a historic day at the Capitol as 10 current and former Representatives who have served as Speaker of the House all gathered together at one time, alongside dozens of other former legislators. The occasion was to memorialize former speaker Carl B. “Bev” Bledsoe, who passed away in June, with House Memorial 13-001. Bledsoe has the record for serving the longest term as Speaker of the House.
You can read biographies on all of these Speakers, along with their Senate counterparts (known as President of the Senate) in the booklet Presidents and Speakers of the Colorado General Assembly: A Biographical Portrait from 1876. For more on today’s historic Legislative reunion, see today’s Denver Post.