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Encyclopedia > Bill Owens
Bill Owens
Bill Owens

In office
January 12, 1999 – January 9, 2007
Lieutenant(s) Jane E. Norton
Preceded by Roy Romer
Succeeded by Bill Ritter

Born October 22, 1950
Fort Worth, Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse Frances Owens
Profession Teacher
Religion Roman Catholic

William Forrester "Bill" Owens (born October 22, 1950) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was the 40th Governor of Colorado. He did not seek reelection in 2006 due to term limits. Image File history File links Bill_Owens. ... The Governor of Colorado is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The lieutenant governor of Colorado is the second-highest-ranking member of the executive department of the Colorado state government, below only the Governor of Colorado. ... Jane E. Norton was Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. ... Roy R. Romer (born October 31, 1928 in Garden City, Kansas) was the 39th governor of Colorado and is currently the outgoing superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... August William Ritter, Jr. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Cowtown, Panther City Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area    - City 774. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... A teacher writes on a blackboard in an American college. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... The Governor of Colorado is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Owens has a master's degree in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in Soviet affairs and writes and lectures often on Russia. Owens is a practicing Catholic. He is married with three children. Before his political career, Owens worked for 20 years in the private sector as a consultant with Deloitte and Touche, with the Gates Corporation, and as director of a trade association. Nickname: Cowtown, Panther City Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area    - City 774. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (or LBJ School of Public Affairs) is a public policy school and a graduate college of The University of Texas at Austin founded in 1970 to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in government and the private and nonprofit sectors, organize research... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) Translation: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital Moscow Language(s) Russian Government Socialist republic Leaders  - 1922-1924 Vladimir Lenin  - 1924-1953 Joseph Stalin  - 1953-1964 Nikita Khrushchev  - 1964-1981 Leonid Brezhnev  - 1985... Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is one of the Big Four auditors. ...


Owens served as a member of Colorado state house of representatives from 1982 to 1988, the state senate from 1988 to 1994, and Colorado state treasurer from 1994 to 1998. Owens was elected as the 40th Governor of Colorado in the 1998 governor's race, when he defeated Democratic opponent Gail Schoettler in a very close election (each received about 48% of the vote). He won reelection in the 2002 governor's race by defeating the Democratic candidate, Rollie Heath, 64%-32% -- the greatest majority in Colorado history. Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Gail Schoettler Is the former Lt. ...


In 2002, Owens was proclaimed by National Review, a conservative political magazine, as the "best governor in the U.S.," [1] while the Progressive States Network, a liberal group, named him one of the country's "worst" governors.[2] National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley Jr. ...


Following the retirement announcement of U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell in 2004, Governor Owens briefly considered running for the open seat, but ultimately decided against it. Leading up to the 2004 primary, Owens caused some controversy in the Republican Party by announcing support for Bob Schaffer's run to replace Campbell, but then endorsing Pete Coors when Coors announced his entry into the race. Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Ben Nighthorse Campbell (born April 13, 1933) is an American politician. ... Robert W. (Bob) Schaffer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Colorado; born in Cincinnati Hamilton County, Ohio, July 24, 1962; attended Archbishop Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Ohio; B.A., University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, 1984; member of the Colorado State Senate... Peter Hanson Coors (born September 20, 1946) is a U.S. businessman and entrepreneur. ...


Bill Owens has been mentioned as a potential nominee to the Cabinet of President George W. Bush in Bush's second term. Owens has described his politics as stongly conservative.[3] Governor Owens joined the University of Denver's Institute for Public Policy Studies in January 2007 as a senior fellow. Owen's fellow former Colorado governor, Richard Lamm, also teaches at IPPS as a full time professor. The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Conservatism is a political philosophy that usually favors traditional values and strong foreign defense. ... Richard Douglas Dick Lamm (born 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American politician and lawyer. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.nationalreview.com/moore/moore100202.asp
  2. ^ http://www.progressivestates.org/content/233/05012006-stateside-dispatch-lowering-the-bar-americas-worst-governors
  3. ^ http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/government/article/0,2777,DRMN_23906_5221485,00.html

External links

  • Colorado Governor shows us how to run a state
  • Video and transcript of Owens discussing President Bush's policies
  • Video: Former Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) and Governor Bill Owens (R-CO), debate the USA PATRIOT Act, August 9, 2004 (RealPlayer required)
  • Bill Owens is a superstar, by The Scotman
  • America's Best Governor: For Republicans, a Rocky Mountain high - Bill Owens
  • Bill Owens on the issues
  • A liberal blog's view of Owens' Political Legacy
Preceded by
Roy Romer
Governor of Colorado
1999 – 2007
Succeeded by
Bill Ritter

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