Zita Weinshienk

Inductee Name

Zita Weinshienk

Place of Birth


Date of Birth

1932 – 2022

Year Inducted



Law & Enforcement


Jill Tietjen, PE



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The Honorable Zita Weinshienk was a United States Senior District Judge for the State of Colorado. She was a Denver District Court judge, a Denver County Court judge, a Denver Municipal judge, Denver’s first female jurist, and a legal advisor and referee in the Denver Juvenile Court. She attended the University of Colorado, was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, and was a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

Weinshienk received numerous awards and was selected as one of the 100 Women in Touch with Our Time by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine in 1971. She was honored by the University of Colorado, the Denver Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition. Weinshienk received honorary degrees from Loretto Heights College and the University of Denver Law School. Wienshienk passed away in October 2022. 

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