|28th Governor of Colorado|
January 12, 1937 – January 10, 1939
|Preceded by||Ray Herbert Talbot|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Lawrence Carr|
|Member of the Colorado Senate|
December 3, 1895
|Died||January 16, 1972 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||University of Denver|
Early life and education
Ammons was elected to the Colorado Senate in 1930 and served until 1935, when Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton appointed him as Denver city attorney. He was elected governor in 1936. As Governor, he was responsible for the execution of Joe Arridy, who was innocent of the crime he was accused of.  After one two-year term, he was defeated for reelection in 1938 by Ralph L. Carr.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel on the selection and assignment board for military officers until 1944. In 1944, he was part of the military government of Guam. He separated from the service in 1945.
Afterward, he practiced law in Denver until his retirement.
Death and legacy
- Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. P. 10 ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692
- Native, ___ Restless (August 16, 2008). "Restless native: Teller Ammons' microphone scandal".
- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arridy. Missing or empty
- root. "Teller Ammons".
|Party political offices|
Edwin C. Johnson
| Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado
George E. Saunders
Ray Herbert Talbot
| Governor of Colorado
Ralph Lawrence Carr