Michael L. Strang

Michael Lathrop "Mike" Strang (June 17, 1929 – January 12, 2014) was an American politician who was a one-term U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Michael L. Strang
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byRay Kogovsek
Succeeded byBen Nighthorse Campbell
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1929-06-17)June 17, 1929
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 12, 2014(2014-01-12) (aged 84)
Carbondale, Colorado
Political partyRepublican

Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953. Strang then received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University and did graduate work at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Strang was a rancher and investment banker from 1957 to 1985.

From 1973 to 1974, Strang served in the Colorado House of Representatives.[1] Strang was then elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth Congress (January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1986. He resumed horse and cattle ranching and worked as a consultant on natural resources and taxes. He was a resident of Carbondale, Colorado until his death there on January 12, 2014.[2][3]


  1. ^ A tribute to Mike Strang, gentleman, legislator, rancher
  2. ^ The Associated Press. "Former Colorado congressman Mike Strang dies". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  3. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24907612/former-colorado-congressman-mike-strang-dies

Further readingEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ray Kogovsek
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Ben Nighthorse Campbell