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    Graves, William M.


    District 1 Commissioner


    William M. Graves was born in Illinois and came to Colorado with his parents in 1860. He first apprenticed as a blacksmith in the former town of Golden Gate City, and then in 1868 established Arvada's first blacksmith shop and a threshing business. He became a prominent Arvada resident and served as president of the District 2 Arvada School Board from 1885 to 1906.

    Last Updated: 4-22-2013