Pueblo County, Colorado
HON. THOMAS F. MISHOU
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Hon. Thomas F. Mishou is the senior partner in the firm of Mishou & Millard,
general contractors of Pueblo. He was born in Maine on the 8th of May, 1867, and
is a son of Joshua and Annie (Corrigan) Mishou. The public school system
afforded him his educational opportunities. He was graduated from a high school
of Maine and afterward spent one year in the University of Maine, thus being
qualified by liberal educational opportunities for life's practical and
responsible duties. He came to Colorado in 1890, settling at Denver, where he
lived for a short time. Since coming to Pueblo the firm of which he is the
senior partner has specialized in railroad construction work. They received the
contract for the rebuilding of the Santa Fe from Hutchinson, Kansas, to Winslow,
Arizona, a job requiring eighteen years. They have built state highways,
reservoirs and many other public projects and now have a contract for the
building of forty miles of state highways. They built the ditch for the Welton
Land & Water Company and Mr. Mishou has become president of that company. His
activities have ever been of a character which have contributed to public
progress and improvement and the worth of his work is widely acknowledged. He
has attained a commanding position as a general contractor, having thorough
understanding of the great scientific principles which underlie his work,
combined with every practical phase of the business.
On the 30th of May, 1891, Mr. Mishou was united in marriage to Miss
Florence Hyatt and to them have been born five children: Thomas F., who is now
connected with the cavalry branch of the United States army; Florence; Allie;
Josiah; and Edward.
Mr. Mishou gives his political endorsement to the democratic party and has
been elected to represent his district in the general assembly, serving during
the twenty-first session as a member of the house of representatives. He stood
for many progressive legislative measures and was largely active in putting
through the bill creating the firemen's pension fund, for which he was given a
honorary life membership in the State Firemen's Association. He was also
instrumental in promoting the public utilities bill and other constructive
legislation which has proven of value to the state. His religious faith is that
of the Catholic church. He is a man of admirable characteristics and qualities,
highly esteemed by all who know him, and the worth of his work is recognized
wherever he is known.
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