Death of David Getches

August 17, 1942 - July 5, 2011
Boulder, Colorado | Age 68

Leading Native American rights lawyer at 68
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The Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — David Getches, a leading American Indian rights lawyer and former dean of the University of Colorado School of Law, has died. He was 68.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that university officials say Getches died at his home Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He had stepped down as dean of the law school at the end of June to rejoin the faculty.

Getches moved to Colorado in 1970 to become the founding executive director of the Boulder...

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