James W. Denver Photo

James W. Denver

Born: Oct 23, 1817

Death: Aug 9, 1892

Birthplace: Winchester

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

James W. Denver

Date of Birth : Oct 23, 1817
Date of Death : Aug 9, 1892
Birth Place : Winchester

James William "Jim" Denver was an American politician, soldier, lawyer. He served in the California state government, as an officer in the United States Army in two wars, and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California. He served as secretary and Governor of the Kansas Territory during the struggle over whether or not Kansas would be open to slavery. The city of Denver, Colorado, is named after him.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • James Denver
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