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    Broad, Richard


    1863-1936

    District 2 Commissioner
    1893-1899

    Republican

    Richard Broad, Jr., born in Superior Mine, Michigan, came to Colorado as a child with his parents in 1870. They settled in Central City for a year and then moved to a farm along Ralston Creek where he worked until 1885. That year he moved to Golden as an employee of the State Industrial School until becoming a partner in Hammond and Broad, a dry goods firm, in 1887. In addition to his two terms as Commissioner, Broad was a member of the Golden City Council in 1890 and 1891, and was Golden's Mayor in 1903 and 1904. He was also chairman of the State Silver Republican Central Committee, and for ten years was a Trustee of the State Normal School at Greeley.



    Last Updated: 4-22-2013