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Lawyer Politicians in Wyoming

  Thurman Wesley Arnold (1891-1969) — also known as Thurman W. Arnold — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Va. Born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., June 2, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1921; mayor of Laramie, Wyo., 1923-24; dean, College of Law, West Virginia University, 1927-30; professor of law, Yale University, from 1931; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1943-45; resigned 1945. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Elks; Lions. Suffered a heart attack, and died two months later, in Alexandria, Va., November 7, 1969 (age 78 years, 158 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Laramie, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Constantine Peter Arnold and Annie (Brockway) Arnold; married, September 7, 1917, to Frances Longan.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Frank Aloysius Barrett (1892-1962) — also known as Frank A. Barrett — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 10, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; rancher; Niobrara County Attorney, 1923-32; member of Wyoming state senate, 1933-35; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1943-50; Governor of Wyoming, 1951-53; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1953-59; defeated, 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960. Catholic. Member, Elks; Delta Theta Phi. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., May 30, 1962 (age 69 years, 201 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick J. Barrett and Elizabeth A. (Curran) Barrett; married, May 21, 1919, to Alice C. Donoghue (1897-1956); married, April 4, 1959, to Augusta K. Hogan; father of James Emmett Barrett (1922-2011).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Emmett Barrett (1922-2011) — also known as James E. Barrett — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., April 8, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1964; Wyoming state attorney general, 1967-71; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1971-87; took senior status 1987. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions. Died, in Davis Hospice Center, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., October 7, 2011 (age 89 years, 182 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Aloysius Barrett (1892-1962) and Alice C. (Donoghue) Barrett (1897-1956); married, October 8, 1949, to Carmel Ann Martinez (1923-2011).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vernon G. Bentley (b. 1915) — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Born in Casper, Natrona County, Wyo., February 2, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1948, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); mayor of Laramie, Wyo., 1952. Protestant. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Fred H. Blume (b. 1875) — of Audubon County, Iowa; Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Audubon, Audubon County, Iowa, January 9, 1875. Lawyer; Audubon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1900-04; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1907-09; member of Wyoming state senate, 1909-13; justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1921-36; chief justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1927-31. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Blume and Lena Blume; married 1920 to Blanche Alexander.
  Francis Lester Bowron — also known as Les Bowron — of Wyoming; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Republican. Lawyer; country music songwriter; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1990. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Lloyd Bowron; nephew of Sara Bowron (1908?-2000).
  Political family: Bowron family of Casper, Wyoming.
  Robert Warren Breckons (1866-1918) — also known as Robert W. Breckons — of Laramie County, Wyo.; Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Kewanee, Henry County, Ill., December 16, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; Laramie County Attorney, 1896-98; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1901; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1902-13; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1904, 1908. Died November 26, 1918 (age 51 years, 345 days). Interment at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Edward L. Breckons and Mary (Allison) Breckons; married, August 5, 1893, to Frances E. Harrison.
  Clarence Addison Brimmer, Jr. (b. 1922) — also known as Clarence Brimmer, Jr. — of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo. Born in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1956; Wyoming state attorney general, 1971-74; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1974-75; U.S. District Judge for Wyoming, 1975-. Still living as of 2002.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wade Brorby (b. 1934) — of Gillette, Campbell County, Wyo. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., 1934. Lawyer; Campbell County Prosecuting Attorney, 1963-70; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1988-2001; took senior status 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Timothy Farrar Burke (b. 1855) — also known as Timothy F. Burke — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 27, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming territorial legislature, 1892; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1898-1907, 1907-11. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Burke and Sarah E. (Farrar) Burke; married 1879 to Blanche Harvey.
  Joseph Maull Carey (1845-1924) — also known as Joseph M. Carey — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Milton, Sussex County, Del., January 19, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1869; Wyoming territory attorney general, 1869-71; justice of Wyoming territorial supreme court, 1872-76; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming Territory, 1876-90; mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., 1881-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wyoming Territory, 1885-90; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming, 1890-96; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1890-95; Governor of Wyoming, 1911-15. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., February 5, 1924 (age 79 years, 17 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Hood Carey and Susan (Davis) Carey; married 1877 to Louisa David; father of Robert Davis Carey (1878-1937).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Vincent Michael Carter (1891-1972) — also known as Vincent M. Carter — of Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in St. Clair, Schuylkill County, Pa., November 6, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; Wyoming state auditor, 1923-29; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1929-35; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1940 (member, Credentials Committee). Catholic. Member, American Legion; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles; American Bar Association; Pi Gamma Mu. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., December 30, 1972 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Carter and Julia Anna (Clarke) Carter; married, July 2, 1921, to Helen Carlson; married, August 13, 1929, to Mary Crowley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Nelson Chaffin (b. 1905) — also known as Robert N. Chaffin — of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyo. Born in Avalon, Livingston County, Mo., July 13, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; municipal judge in Wyoming, 1948-60; member of Wyoming Democratic State Central Committee, 1952-57; Wyoming Democratic state chair, 1955; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1961-69. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Moose; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Eliel Chaffin and Mamie (Curtis) Chaffin; married, November 24, 1932, to Hester Mae Wiltse.
  Clarence Don Clark (1851-1930) — also known as Clarence D. Clark — of Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa; Evanston, Uinta County, Wyo. Born in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, N.Y., April 16, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; Uintah County Prosecuting Attorney, 1882-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming Territory, 1888; delegate to Wyoming state constitutional convention, 1889; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1890-93; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1895-1917; defeated, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912. Died November 18, 1930 (age 79 years, 216 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Evanston, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Oratia D. Clark and Laura A. (King) Clark; married, August 6, 1874, to Alice Downs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hugo Donzelmann (b. 1848) — also known as Hugh Donzelmann — of Wyoming. Born in Menden, Germany, August 23, 1848. Lawyer; Wyoming territory attorney general, 1888-90; U.S. Consul in Prague, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Cassius M. Eby (1862-1942) — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Born in Porter Township, Cass County, Mich., July 31, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1912, 1940. Died in Wisconsin, September 16, 1942 (age 80 years, 47 days). Interment at Plum Grove Cemetery, Union, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Eby (1820-1892) and Margaret (Miller) Eby (1822-1895); married 1883 to Eva Lucretia Shelhamer (1861-1912); married to Estelle Hitchcock; first cousin twice removed of Harry S. Eby (1905-1995).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Garlow (1913-1992) — also known as "Bill Cody" — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., January 4, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1948; founded radio station KODI. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died in Cody, Park County, Wyo., September 18, 1992 (age 79 years, 258 days). Interment at Old Trail Town Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Harrison Garlow (1880-1918) and Irma Louise (Cody) Garlow (1883-1918); grandson of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Ranous Greever (1891-1943) — also known as Paul R. Greever — of Wyoming. Born in Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kan., September 28, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Cody, Wyo., 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1935-39; defeated, 1938. Killed accidentally, while cleaning his shotgun, in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 16, 1943 (age 51 years, 141 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Hale (1837-1885) — Born in New London, Henry County, Iowa, November 18, 1837. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1863-66; Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1868; Governor of Wyoming Territory, 1882-85; died in office 1885. Died, of Bright's disease, in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., January 13, 1885 (age 47 years, 56 days). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1881, 1886-89; in July 1889, while staying in Atlantic City, he was caught in a national scandal, after his wife, Eva, stabbed a nurse; she was arrested and tried; it came out that Eva was still married to another man, that she had bought a baby for $10 and told Hamilton he was the father, to induce him to marry her; when this was publicized, Hamilton sued for divorce; as the case dragged on, he moved to Wyoming to help a friend establish a hotel. While on a hunting trip, he drowned while attempting to ford the Snake River, in Uinta County (part now in Teton County), Wyo., August 23, 1890 (age 39 years, 158 days). Original interment somewhere in Teton County, Wyo.; reinterment in 1892 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Schuyler Hamilton (1822-1903) and Cornelia (Ray) Hamilton (1829-1867); grandnephew of James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878); great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton; great-grandnephew of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler; second great-grandson of Philip John Schuyler; second great-grandnephew of Stephen John Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Robert Van Rensselaer; third great-grandson of Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); fourth great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-grandnephew of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; fifth great-grandson of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); fifth great-grandnephew of Robert Livingston the Elder; first cousin twice removed of Philip Schuyler; first cousin thrice removed of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer; first cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Volkert Petrus Douw, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, James Livingston and Killian Killian Van Rensselaer; first cousin five times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston and Philip P. Schuyler; first cousin six times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin twice removed of Henry Walter Livingston; second cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847) and Maturin Livingston; second cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, James Jay, John Jay, Frederick Jay and Peter Samuel Schuyler; second cousin five times removed of Matthew Clarkson; third cousin once removed of Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer and John Eliot Thayer, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Peter Gansevoort, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Gerrit Smith and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; third cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Peter Augustus Jay and William Jay; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin, John Jacob Astor III, Charles Ludlow Livingston and Bronson Murray Cutting.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Thomas Hanna (1914-2001) — also known as Richard T. Hanna; "The Little Leprechaun" — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif.; Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo., June 9, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1956-62; while in the Assembly, he helped bring about the establishment of the University of California at Irvine and California State University at Fullerton; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1963-74; resigned 1974. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Lions; Elks. In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6-30 months in federal prison; served one year. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., June 9, 2001 (age 87 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Scott Harnsberger (1889-1976) — also known as Harry S. Harnsberger — of Lander, Fremont County, Wyo. Born in Decatur, Macon County, Ill., December 25, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1948. Protestant. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., 1976 (age about 86 years). Interment somewhere in Lander, Wyo.
  William Henry Harrison (1896-1990) — also known as William H. Harrison — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 10, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1927-29; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1945-50; member of Wyoming Republican State Committee, 1946-48; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1951-55, 1961-65, 1967-69; defeated, 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1954. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in 1990 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Russell Benjamin Harrison and Mary (Saunders) Harrison; married, October 19, 1920, to Mary E. Newton; grandson of Alvin Saunders and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); great-grandson of John Scott Harrison; second great-grandson of William Henry Harrison; second great-grandnephew of Carter Bassett Harrison; third great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814); first cousin four times removed of Burwell Bassett; first cousin five times removed of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin four times removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; third cousin twice removed of Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); fourth cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison II.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Stanley Knapp Hathaway (1924-2005) — also known as Stanley K. Hathaway; Stanley Knapp — of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyo. Born in Osceola, Polk County, Neb., July 19, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Goshen County Prosecuting Attorney, 1954-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960 (member, Credentials Committee), 1972 (delegation chair); Wyoming Republican state chair, 1962-64; Governor of Wyoming, 1967-75; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1975. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., October 4, 2005 (age 81 years, 77 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Torrington, Wyo.
  Relatives: Step-son of Franklin E. Hathaway and Velma Hathaway; son of Robert Knapp and Lily Knapp; married to Roberta 'Bobby' Hurley (died 2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
John J. Jenkins John James Jenkins (1843-1911) — also known as John J. Jenkins — of Baraboo, Sauk County, Wis.; Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis. Born in Weymouth, England, August 24, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Sauk County Circuit Court Clerk, 1867-70; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1872; Chippewa County Judge, 1872-76; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1876-79; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1895-1909 (10th District 1895-1903, 11th District 1903-09); defeated in primary, 1908; U.S. District Judge for Puerto Rico, 1910-11; died in office 1911. Died in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., June 8, 1911 (age 67 years, 288 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  D. Thomas Kidd (b. 1934) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., February 1, 1934. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Natrona County, 1965-66. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1967.
  Ralph Kimball (b. 1878) — of Lander, Fremont County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., November 23, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Fremont County Attorney, 1903-04; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1915; district judge in Wyoming 6th District, 1919-20; justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1922-48; chief justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1931-37, 1943-44. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert Erwin Kimball and Rose Louise (Acre) Kimball; married, October 11, 1905, to Mary E. Bunce.
  Jesse Knight (b. 1850) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Boonville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 5, 1850. Lawyer; justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1890. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence A. Marty (b. 1926) — of Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyo. Born in Leigh, Colfax County, Neb., June 17, 1926. Republican. Lawyer; municipal judge in Wyoming, 1958-59; chair of Sweetwater County Republican Party, 1960-64, 1968-70; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Lions. Still living as of 1970.
  Relatives: Son of Herman L. Marty and Frances J. (Harvey) Marty.
  Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney (1884-1962) — also known as Joseph C. O'Mahoney — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass., November 5, 1884. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; vice-chair of Wyoming Democratic Party, 1922-30; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1929-34; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1934-53, 1954-61; defeated, 1952; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Sigma. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., December 1, 1962 (age 78 years, 26 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Dennis O'Mahoney and Elizabeth (Sheehan) O'Mahoney; married, June 11, 1913, to Agnes V. O'Leary.
  Cross-reference: Teno Roncalio
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890) — also known as Guy R. Pelton — of New York. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., August 3, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1855-57; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Member, Union League; Freemasons. Died in Wyoming, July 24, 1890 (age 65 years, 355 days). Interment at Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Harriet (Ray) Pelton and Joseph Kneeland Pelton (1801-1873); married, February 20, 1859, to Mary Childs Franklin (died 1866); married, January 21, 1879, to Angie Scoville; uncle of George Pelton Lawrence; third cousin of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; third cousin twice removed of William Hayward (1877-1944).
  Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Frederick Raper, Jr. (1913-1993) — also known as John F. Raper, Jr. — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Mapleton, Monona County, Iowa, June 13, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1953-61; Wyoming state attorney general, 1963-66; district judge in Wyoming, 1966-67. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., June 10, 1993 (age 79 years, 362 days). Interment at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of John Frederick Raper and Anna Selma (Peterson) Raper; married, August 4, 1939, to Nell Marie Chesler (1917-2000).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hilliard Samuel Ridgely (1874-1937) — also known as Hilliard S. Ridgely — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Siam, Taylor County, Iowa, October 16, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Lincoln County Attorney, 1899-1902; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1911-14; candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., April 8, 1937 (age 62 years, 174 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Ridgely (1846-1936) and Olive Marie (Allen) Ridgely (1852-1912); married, June 21, 1899, to Eva Jane Fenwick (1877-1967); third cousin twice removed of Redick McKee Ridgely; fourth cousin once removed of Edwin Reed Ridgely (1844-1927) and William Barret Ridgely.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Teno Roncalio (1916-2003) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyo., March 23, 1916. Democrat. Staff member for U.S. Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney, 1941; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976; Wyoming Democratic state chair, 1957-61; chairman of board, Cheyenne National Bank, 1960-68; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1965-67, 1971-78; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1966; member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1969-70. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., March 30, 2003 (age 87 years, 7 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Roncalio and Ernestina (Mussi) Roncalio; married, June 22, 1962, to Cecelia Waters Domenico (1926?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert R. Rose, Jr. (1915-1997) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., November 1, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1949-51; mayor of Casper, Wyo., 1950-52; Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1951-52; justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1975-80; chief justice of Wyoming state supreme court, 1978-80. Episcopalian. Died in 1997 (age about 81 years). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Robert R. Rose (1877?-?) and Eleanor B. Rose; married 1948 to Kathryn Lorraine Warner.
  A. J. Rosier (d. 1932) — of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state senate, 1932; died in office 1932. Shot and killed by Thomas Lacey, Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., April 15, 1932. Lacey, who then killed himself, had been convicted of gambling, and was angered by Rosier's refusal to file a lawsuit on his behalf against county authorities. Burial location unknown.
  Carl Leroy Sackett (b. 1876) — also known as Carl L. Sackett — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Driftwood, Hitchcock County, Neb., February 27, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1919-20; first vice-president, Sheridan Trust & Savings Bank, 1928-34; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1933-49. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Sackett and Martha Ann (Burd) Sackett; married, May 1, 1914, to Margaret Woods.
  Alan Kooi Simpson (b. 1931) — also known as Alan K. Simpson — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Denver, Colo., September 2, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Park County, 1964-77; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1979-97; appointed 1979. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Milward Lee Simpson (1897-1993).
  Cross-reference: Anthony J. Principi
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Michael John Sullivan (b. 1939) — also known as Michael J. Sullivan; Mike Sullivan — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 22, 1939. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Wyoming, 1987-95; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1994; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1998. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Craig Lyle Thomas (1933-2007) — also known as Craig Thomas — of Wyoming. Born in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 17, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1985-88; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1989-95; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1995-2007; died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Chi. Died, of leukemia, in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 4, 2007 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Willis Van_Devanter Willis Van Devanter (1859-1941) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Marion, Grant County, Ind., April 17, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming territorial legislature, 1888; justice of Wyoming territorial supreme court, 1889; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming, 1896; law professor; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1903-10; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1910-37; took senior status 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1941 (age 81 years, 297 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Vandevanter (1821-1898); married to Delice Burhans.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
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