Allen Dines

Born
November 20, 1921
Died
December 17, 2020
(99 years old)

Allen Dines (November 20, 1921 – December 17, 2020) was an American politician hailing from Colorado. His political career spanned several decades, starting with his tenure in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1957 to 1966, followed by his service in the Colorado Senate from 1966 to 1974. Dines held the esteemed position of Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives from 1965 to 1966, having previously served as House Majority Leader from 1961 to 1962 and as Minority Leader from 1963 to 1964.

Born in Denver, Dines pursued higher education at Yale University and Harvard Law School, earning a law degree. During World War II, from 1943 to 1946, he served in the United States Naval Reserve, contributing his efforts in the Caribbean and Pacific theaters. Following his military service, Dines established a successful law practice in Denver.

On December 17, 2020, at the age of 99, Allen Dines passed away in the comfort of his own home, under the care of an in-home hospice. His legacy as a dedicated politician and public servant continues to be remembered.

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