John Hickenlooper facts for kids
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Hickenlooper in April 2019
|42nd Governor of Colorado|
January 11, 2011 – January 8, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Ritter|
|Succeeded by||Jared Polis|
|42nd Mayor of Denver|
July 21, 2003 – January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Wellington Webb|
|Succeeded by||Bill Vidal|
|Born||February 7, 1952
Narberth, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University|
John Wright Hickenlooper (born February 7, 1952) is an American politician. He was the 42nd Governor of Colorado from January 11, 2011 to January 8, 2019. Hickenlooper is a Democrat. He was the mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003 to 2011.
Early life, education and career
Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his mother after his father died young. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. At Wesleyan, he earned a B.A. in English in 1974 and a master’s degree in geology in 1980.
Before becoming mayor in July 2003, he was a geologist and then a businessperson. Hickenlooper owned several restaurants in the late 1980s. He was one of the founders of the original Wynkoop Brewing Company brewpub.
Campaign for the homeless
2020 presidential campaign
Hickenlooper formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States on March 4, 2019. Before announcing his campaign, Hickenlooper was widely seen as a possible candidate for President in 2020. Hickenlooper will formally launch his campaign on March 7, 2019 in Denver.
Hickenlooper's wife, Helen Thorpe, is a writer. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, George, and Texas Monthly. They currently live in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood with their son, Teddy. Hickenlooper told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he and Thorpe attend Quaker meetings and try to live by Quaker values.
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