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J. Quigg Newton

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  • Committee on Human Rights

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    Quigg Newton created the Mayor’s Committee on Human Rights, seen here meeting in Denver in 1947.
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  • Denver Coliseum groundbreaking

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    Mayor Quigg Newton holds a shovel at the groundbreaking for the Denver Coliseum, one of many municipal projects undertaken during Newton’s term as mayor.
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Mark S. Foster, Citizen Quigg: A Mayor’s Life of Civic Service (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2006).

George V. Kelly, The Old Gray Mayors of Denver (Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, 1974).

Richard E. Wood, “James Quigg Newton, Jr.,” Here Lies Colorado: Fascinating Figures in Colorado History (Helena, MT: Farcountry Press, 2005).

Additional Information: 

City and County of Denver, “History of the Office,” 2015.

Denver Public Library Western History Collection, “Mayor James Quigg Newton, Jr. Papers, WH1327.”