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Felix L. Sparks

Born: Aug 2, 1917

Death: Sep 25, 2007

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Felix L. Sparks

Date of Birth : Aug 2, 1917
Date of Death : Sep 25, 2007
Birth Place : United States of America

Brigadier General Felix Sparks was an American military commander who led the 3rd Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army, the first Allied force to enter Dachau concentration camp and liberate its prisoners. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Sparks grew up in Miami, Arizona. He was the oldest of five children; his father worked for a copper mining company until it was closed in 1931. The Great depression had begun. In fall 1933, his parents had to send him to an uncle in Arizona to earn his living there. In 1935, after unsuccessfully seeking jobs in the shipyards of Corpus Christi, Texas and San Francisco, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. In a ten-year army career, which included the December 1941–August 1945 period of World War II, Sparks rose to the rank of colonel. Upon returning to civilian life, he attended the University of Colorado Law School, graduating in 1947. After opening a law practice in Delta, Colorado, he was elected district attorney there, running as the Democratic Party candidate. Following his reelection loss in 1952, Governor Ed Johnson appointed him to fill an unexpired term on the Colorado Supreme Court.

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