Hart, John Lathrop Jerome
John Lathrop Jerome Hart was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 15, 1904. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard University in 1925. He became a Rhodes Scholar at Cambridge University in 1927. He attained a law degree in 1928 and a Masters degree in 1932. After admittance to the Colorado Bar in 1929, Hart began his career as an attorney for the Colorado National Bank in Denver. He also worked for RFC Washington (1935 - 1937); the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1937); as an associate at Henry McAllister (1938 - 1948); and finally as senior partner at Holland & Hart (1948-). In addition, Hart served as a director for the U.S. National Bank of Denver, as trustee of the High Altitude Observatory, as director for the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, Harvard Alumni Association. He was a member of the American Alpine Club (New York City), receiving the David Brower Award in 1992 and the Angelo Heilprin Citation in 1986. Hart wrote "Fourteen Thousand Feet: A History of the Naming and Early Ascents of the High Colorado Peaks" in 1925.