BOULDER — Post office officials on Friday named one of their busiest offices in Boulder after the late Donald Brotzman, a Republican congressman who represented Colorado for 10 years.
The High Mar Post Office at 4985 Moorhead Ave. will be known as the Donald G. Brotzman Post Office Building, following a proclamation by U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo.
Brotzman’s family and friends remembered him during a brief ceremony.
“I think he’s looking down on us and smiling,” Brotzman’s daughter, Kathy Caldwell of Longmont, told a crowd of about 75 people.
Brotzman served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1975. He also served in the Colorado House from 1952 to 1954 and the state Senate from 1954 to 1956.
He died Sept. 15, 2004, in Alexandria, Va., at the age of 82.
Udall was unable to attend the ceremony, but he recently read a tribute to Brotzman on the floor of the U.S. House.
“His dedication to acting on his conscience and working on both sides of the aisle to better serve Colorado made him a leader in Congress,” Udall said.
In written remarks distributed to attendees, Udall praised Brotzman for his work on the Indian Peaks Wilderness Act, the Clean Air Act and the Public Broadcasting Act.
Donald “Chip” Brotzman Jr. called the post office dedication “a wonderful honor for my father.”
Ed Lehman, publisher of the Daily Times-Call, also offered a warm remembrance.
“Don was always one of our favorite candidates,” Lehman said.
The High Mar station opened in 1967, serving Boulder’s Highland Hills and Martin Acres neighborhoods.
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