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Radetsky, James B. "Jimmy", 1913-1989


He served as a Democratic state legislator from 1944 to 1951.

Born Jan. 18, 1913, in Denver, He graduated from North High School and the Westminster Law School, and practiced civil law in Denver. He founded the Jewish National Fund in Denver and served as its president for 20 years. The Denver synagogue Base Madrash Kehillas Yaakov was named after him; Yaakov is his Hebrew name.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

B'nai B'rith 171, between 1940-1960

Identifier: B063.04.0004.00045
Overview Left to right: Jimmy Radetsky, Jack Capito, an unidentified man, and Al Cohen, all members of B'nai B'rith, Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado, pose behind a desk holding a copy of the American Bar Association Journal.
Dates: between 1940-1960

James B. Radetsky Digital Collection

Identifier: B416
Overview Collection contains digitized versions of four scrapbooks relating to James B. Radetsky: Personal Life, National Jewish Fund, Legislature, and Jewish Contirbutions. Scrapbooks compiled and created by daughter Beth Ellen Radetsky in collaboration with Jane Diamond. Also contains an oral history interview in Mp3 format.
Dates: Coverage: 1913-1989

Jewish Contributions Scrapbook, 1943-1989

Identifier: B416.01.00004
Overview Scrapbook containing ephemera relating to James Radetsky’s numerous service and philanthropic endeavors in addition to the Jewish National Fund. James, along with three other community members, found a Jewish Day School in Denver, Hillel Academy. He also served on the board of many Denver area organizations.
Dates: Coverage: 1943-1989

Jewish National Fund Scrapbook, 1943-1985

Identifier: B416.01.00002
Overview Scrapbook containing ephemera relating to James Radetsky and the National Jewish Fund. James founded the Jewish National Fund in Denver and served as chairman for 40 years. The Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901 that supports Israel and its independence.
Dates: Coverage: 1943-1985

Legislature Scrapbook, 1944-1978

Identifier: B416.01.00003
Overview Scrapbook containing ephemera relating to James Radetsky’s time in the Colorado State Legislature. James was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives from Denver County in 1944 at age 31. He served 3 terms and was only the second person of Jewish faith elected to the Colorado House.
Dates: Coverage: 1944-1978

Oral History Interview with James B. Radetsky, March 21, 1978

Identifier: B416.02.00001
Overview 46 minute oral history interview from March 21, 1978 about James Radetsky's time in the Colorado General Assembly. Transcript of interview in collection file.
Dates: March 21, 1978

Personal Scrapbook, 1913-1989

Identifier: B416.01.00001
Overview Personal scrapbook containing ephemera relating to James Radetsky's personal life including his high school and college graduation, wedding photo, childhood photos.
Dates: Coverage: 1913-1989