Henry R. Wolcott, the acting manager of the Boston & Colorado Smelting Works, at Argo, near Denver, was born March 15, 1846, at Long Meadow, Mass., and is a son of Rev. Samuel Wolcott, a Congregational minister. He was educated in Providence, R. I., and Cleveland, Ohio, and, in 1869, came to Colorado, and for a time engaged in mining. In the spring of 1870, he became assistant manager of the Boston & Colorado Smetling Works, of which Hon. N. P. Hill is a manager, and since Prof. Hill's election to the United States Senate, has been acting manager of the works. He is gentleman of fine business and social qualities, eminently fitted for the responsible position which he occupies, as the practical head of the largest smelting establishment in America. Heary and genial in manner, he is universally and deservedly popular. He is at present a member of the State Senate, to which body he was elected from Gilpin County in 1878. He was an influential member during the session of 1878-79. Modest and retiring in disposition, his voice was not often heard in debate, but when he did speak his words and opinions carried great weight. Mr. Wolcott is a gentleman of irreproachable charcter and a high order of ability -- which have combined to render his carrer in Colorado one of honorable success.
History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado, O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, c. 1880, p. 647