Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Arthur H. Stanard, filling the office of county treasurer of Pueblo county, was born In Keosauqua, Iowa, on the 24th of June, 1854, and is a son of Samuel L. and Priscilla (Wall) Stanard. He has been a resident of Pueblo since 1887 and his parents arrived there in 1889. The father followed the occupation of farming in Iowa but eventually removed to the west and both he and his wife passed away in Pueblo. Their family numbered five children, of whom Arthur H. is the eldest. He acquired his education in the public and high schools of his native city and also attended a private academy. His youthful days were passed in the usual manner of farm lads and he early became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. The occupation to which he was reared he made his life work until he met with an accident in which he lost his left hand. This incapacitated him for farm work and he turned his attention to the insurance and real estate business, with which he was connected in Iowa until 1887. Believing that he would have better business opportunities in the growing west, he then made his way to Colorado and, as stated, arrived in Pueblo in 1887. He here opened a real estate and insurance office and secured a good clientage, continuing in that business until he was called to the office of deputy county assessor, in which position he served for one term. Later he was deputy county treasurer for five years and he is now serving his fourth term as county treasurer. Even this unadorned statement of the fact indicates clearly his capability. Abraham Lincoln said: "You may fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." This constitutes the safeguard of America's safety as regards public offices. An unscrupulous man may he elected to a position of public trust, but the course which he follows soon demonstrates his capacity, his fitness and his loyalty or the lack of these qualities. That Mr. Stanard has .been again and again elected to office is indicative of his splendid service and his fidelity to duty. He is indeed popular and well known. While he has been chosen for public office on the democratic ticket and is very active in the work and affairs of the party, he is also popular among those who hold to the opposite political faith and at each election receives many republican votes. Mr. Stanard was, united in marriage to Miss Emily G. Hutchcraft, who died in 1894, leaving a daughter, Margaret. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and he holds membership in the Commerce Club, taking an active interest in all that has to do with the welfare and progress of his city and its substantial growth and development. He has cooperated in many movements for the general good outside of office and his aid and influence can always be counted upon to further any plan that he believes will prove of worth to the community at large. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume II Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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