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Gail S. Schoettler (born October 21, 1943) was the 44th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 1995 to 1999. She had previously served as Colorado State Treasurer from 1987 to 1995.[1]

Gail Schoettler
44th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 12, 1999
GovernorRoy Romer
Preceded bySamuel Cassidy
Succeeded byJoe Rogers
Treasurer of Colorado
In office
January 13, 1987 – January 3, 1995
GovernorRoy Romer
Preceded byRoy Romer
Succeeded byBill Owens
Personal details
Born (1943-10-21) October 21, 1943 (age 75)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of California, Santa Barbara (MA, PhD)


1998 gubernatorial raceEdit

Schoettler was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado in 1998, losing to Bill Owens by 7,783 votes.

After elective officeEdit

Since then, Schoettler has remained active in politics, and some believed she would run again in 2006, when Owens was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election. Deciding against running for governor, she threw her support behind gubernatorial front-runner and Democratic nominee Bill Ritter. She is currently a non-executive chairperson of AspenBio Pharma.

Personal lifeEdit

Schoettler earned a BA in economics from Stanford and MA and PhD degrees in African History from the University of California at Santa Barbara.[1] She was awarded the French Legion of Honour by President Jacques Chirac.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Gail S. Schoettler Profile". Forbes. October 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Romer
Treasurer of Colorado
Succeeded by
Bill Owens
Preceded by
Samuel Cassidy
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Joe Rogers
Party political offices
Preceded by
Roy Romer
Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Rollie Heath