Pueblo County, Colorado
R. Lee Craft

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

R. Lee Craft, special agent at Pueblo for the United States Bureau of Investigation, was born in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, on the 9th of September, 1888, a son of Kline W. and Estelle (Warren) Craft. The family came to Colorado in 1887, and the father engaged in the real estate business for many years, continuing active in that line until his death in 1901. Brought to Colorado during his early infancy, R. Lee Craft pursued a public school education in Pueblo, passing through consecutive grades to the high school, and when his textbooks were put aside he made his initial step in the business world. He was employed in various positions in Pueblo and afterward took up the study of law under the direction of W. S. Palmer and Lyman Henry, with whom he studied for several years, but he never took the bar examination. In 1914 he became identified with his present branch of government service as a local officer and has been twice promoted, being now special agent for the southern and western part of Colorado for the Bureau of Investigation, with headquarters in Pueblo. He has done important work in this connection, and his devotion to his duties is questioned by none. Mr. Craft was marrried in 1907 to Miss Edith M. Plumlee, of Kansas, and to them have been born three children, Mildred Lucile, Orville D. and Roger Lee. The religious faith of the family is that of the Methodist church. Mr. Craft has practically spent his entire life in Pueblo and has therefore witnessed much of its growth and development. He has ever been actuated by marked devotion to high American principles and standards of citizenship, and as an officer he has made an excellent record, doing especially valuable work at the present time. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918

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