Pueblo County, Colorado
James Lee Lovern
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
Among those citizens who are shaping the destiny and promoting the interests
of Pueblo is numbered James Lee Lovern, who is now acting as commissioner of
finance and supplies. A native of Missouri, he was born in Callao on the 7th of
August, 1866, a son of James and Martha (Mathis) Lovern, who continued their
residence in Missouri until 1882 and then removed with their family to Colorado,
where they spent their remaining days, both having now passed away. They were
the parents of three sons and three daughters.
James Lee Lovern, the youngest of the children, was educated in the public
and high schools of Missouri and in the school of experience has learned many
valuable lessons. In his youthful days he engaged in newspaper work and has been
connected with every department of newspaper publication, devoting twenty-six
years to journalism. On his election to the office of commissioner on the 6th of
November, 1917—the first office that he has ever consented to fill—he severed
his connection with the Pueblo Chieftain, with which paper he had been
associated for many years, contributing in marked measure to its success by
reason of his long experience and progressive methods. He is now confining his
efforts and attention to his public duties, which he is performing in a most
capable and efficient manner, endeavoring at all times to give the city a
businesslike and economical administration.
On the 11th of February, 1892, Mr. Lovern was united in marriage to Miss
Dollie Hindman and to them has been born a daughter, Ruth. He is connected with
the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Methodist church, to the
teachings of which he loyally and conscientiously adheres.
Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918
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