Hatfield Chilson quarterbacked the University of Colorado’s “Wonder Team” in the mid-1920’s, and was an All-Conference player in three sports. He attended the University of Colorado’s School of Law and graduated in 1927.
Chilson served as Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior in the 1950’s. On February 19, 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Chilson as the U.S. District Judge for Colorado. The Senate confirmed Chilson’s seat on March 1, 1960 and he received his commission four days later. On December 31, 1973, he assumed senior status.
From 1964-86, he was also a trustee of the Boettcher Foundation.
The Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland, Colorado is named for Honorable Chilson
Eisenhower nominated Chilson as the U.S. District Judge for Colorado.