Portrait of Colorado Governor John F. Shafroth
Framed oil portrait of bust of 18th Governor of Colorado, John Franklin Shafroth (1909-1913). Dressed in dark suit, white shirt, and bowtie. Facing forward with left side of head showing, has mustache. Painting was done in 1914.
Oil portrait of Governor John Franklin Shafroth given from the Estate of John F. Shafroth through sons Morrison, John F., Jr., and William Shafroth August, 1950. At same time also gave oil portrait of Mrs. John Shafroth. Other items given at the same time H.4347-H.4358 (crockery, statues, and furniture). In November 1950 donors gave a metal sign: " J.F. Shafroth, Lawyer & Notary Public" the first shingle of Governor Shafroth (H.4487).
, John Franklin Shafroth was born in Missouri in 1854. His father was a native of Switzerland. John F. Shafroth graduated from the University of Michigan in 1875, then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He practiced in Missouri and in 1879 moved to Denver where he continued his practice of law. From 1887-91 he served as city attorney. A member of the Republican Party he was elected to Congress in 1895-97 but then left the party to join the Silver Republican Party being elected Congressman every two years between 1897 and 1904. He was elected Colorado's 18th governor in 1908, serving until 1913. He then served as Senator 1913-1919 but was unsuccessful in his re-election bid. While in the Senate he was the lead sponsor of the Jones-Shafroth Act, passed in 1917, which granted citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
In October 1881 he married Virginia Morrison in Fayette, Missouri. They had five children: Susan, John F., Jr., Morrison, George, and William. , Honest John Shafroth : a Colorado reformer / Stephen J. Leonard, Thomas J. Noel and Donald L. Walker, Jr.
Author: Leonard, Stephen J.
Call Number: B Sh13jo
Location: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation; Stephen H. Hart Research Center
Publisher: Denver : Colorado Historical Society, c2003.
Governor John F. Shafroth and the Colorado Progressives ; their fight for direct legislation, 1909-1910.
Author: Musselman, Lloyd K.
Call Number: R 353.9788 M975g
Publisher: [Denver] : 1961
John F. Shafroth : Progressive governor of Colorado, 1910-1912.
Author: Welch, Gerald Don.
Call Number: B Sh13jow
Publisher: [Denver], 1962.
Oral history interview of Morrison Shafroth, MSS 3002