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Wolcott acted as a United States Senator for the State of Colorado from 1889 to 1901. As a westerner, member of the committee on Bi-metalism and International Currency, and the Chairman on the Senate Committee on Banking, Wolcott's focus was on the monetary standard debate. Colorado's economy depended on silver and/or bi-metalism as becoming the new monetary standard. Despite a full decade of work on the issue, Wolcott was unable to stop the majority of Colorado mining towns from becoming ghost towns when gold was chosen as the standard. Wolcott died a respected senator, lawyer, and orator in Monte Carlo in 1905.
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