John Springer, owner of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1897 to 1913, was a wealthy and ambitious lawyer with ties in law, banking, and politics. His wife, Eliza Clifton Hughes, suffered from Tuberculosis.
John, Eliza and his daughter Annie moved to Colorado because the sunny and dry environment was beneficial to Tuberculosis sufferers. (Colorado is also known for National Jewish Health, a leading research institution on the disease since 1899).
Springer became president of Continental Trust Company and the National LIvestock Association. He ran for mayor of Denver in 1904 and lost in what is known as the most corrupt election in Denver's history. Eliza died days after the election. The Western Cattlemen named him as someone who should be nominated for vice president of the United States. (Courtesy of Highlands Ranch Mansion).
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