Roy Romer

American politician

Roy R. Romer (born October 31, 1928, in Garden City, Kansas, United States) is an American politician. He was the 39th Governor of Colorado. He also served as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2001 to 2006.[1]

Roy R. Romer
Roy Romer at ASU GSV Summit 2019-5022.jpg
Romer in 2019
39th Governor of Colorado
In office
January 13, 1987 – January 12, 1999
LieutenantMike Callihan (1987–1994)

Samuel H. Cassidy (1994–1995)
Gail Schoettler

Preceded byRichard Lamm
Succeeded byWilliam F. Owens
Colorado State Treasurer
In office
Preceded bySam Brown
Succeeded byGail Schoettler
Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District
In office
Preceded byRamon C. Cortines
Succeeded byDavid Brewer
Personal details
Born (1928-10-31) October 31, 1928 (age 91)
Garden City, Kansas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Beatrice Romer
Children7 children
ResidenceHolly, Colorado
Alma mater(B.A.) Colorado State University (J.D.) University of Colorado Law School
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
Battles/warsKorean War


  1. Press, The Associated (7 June 2000). "Colorado Ex-Governor Takes Schools Post" – via