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Richard G. Buckingham Letter and Medal

Identifier: M1227

Scope and Contents

Hand-written letter written by R. G. Buckingham on Harry House, Hamilton Mo., stationary, and Colorado Medical Society gold medal with R. E. Buckingham, M. D., First Pres. pictured.


  • December 17, 1886

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Biographical / Historical

Richard Green Buckingham (1816-1889) relocated with his family to Denver, Kansas Territory, where he was a successful physician and became the first president of the Denver Medical Society and the Colorado State Medical Society. He was a member of the Territorial Senate; served as Denver School Board president for six years and founded Denver's first high school, also helped establish the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs. Elected 13th Denver mayor for two terms from 1876 to 1877.


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