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  Floyd William Bartling (1896-1984) — also known as F. W. Bartling — of Douglas, Converse County, Wyo. Born in Posey, Clinton County, Ill., December 12, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper work; lumber dealer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1938-42; member of Wyoming state senate, 1942-50. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died June 18, 1984 (age 87 years, 189 days). Interment at Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Bartling and Elizabeth Jane (Watts) Bartling; married, September 3, 1922, to Leona Fae Strayer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Bryant Butler Brooks (1861-1944) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Bernardston, Franklin County, Mass., February 5, 1861. Republican. Livestock grower; oil business; banker; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1896; Presidential Elector for Wyoming, 1900; Governor of Wyoming, 1905-11. Member, Freemasons. Died in Casper, Natrona County, Wyo., December 8, 1944 (age 83 years, 307 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Casper, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Newton Brooks and Melissa Minerva (Burrows) Brooks; married, March 11, 1886, to Mary Naomi Willard (1864-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Allen Campbell (1835-1880) — of Wyoming. Born in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio, October 8, 1835. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Wyoming Territory, 1869-75. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., July 14, 1880 (age 44 years, 280 days). Burial location unknown.
  Campbell County, Wyo. is named for him.
  Robert Davis Carey (1878-1937) — also known as Robert D. Carey — of Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyo. Born in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., August 12, 1878. Republican. Rancher; chair of Converse County Republican Party, 1908-09; Governor of Wyoming, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1924; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1930-37; defeated, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., January 17, 1937 (age 58 years, 158 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Maull Carey (1845-1924) and Louisa (David) Carey; married, September 5, 1903, to Julia B. Freeman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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.
  Roy Chamberlain (1905-1979) — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo. Born in Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb., June 4, 1905. Republican. Hotel owner; oil business; member of Wyoming state senate, 1943-53. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, of cancer, in Niobrara County Memorial Hospital, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., September 19, 1979 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Married to Gertrude Ord (1907-1998).
  Fenimore Chatterton (1860-1958) — of Wyoming. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., July 21, 1860. Republican. Member of Wyoming state senate, 1890; Wyoming Republican state chair, 1893-94; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1899-1907; Governor of Wyoming, 1903-05. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died May 9, 1958 (age 97 years, 292 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Alonzo Monroe Clark (1868-1952) — also known as Alonzo M. Clark — of Gillette, Campbell County, Wyo. Born in Flint, Steuben County, Ind., August 13, 1868. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; Campbell County Clerk; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1927-35; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1928; Governor of Wyoming, 1931-33; defeated, 1934. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyo., October 12, 1952 (age 84 years, 60 days). Interment at Carleton Cemetery, Carleton, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Clark and Emily Eliza (Cleveland) Clark; married, November 28, 1896, to Lucy Myra Smith (died 1944); married to Florence Russell.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Griswold Crane (1877-1955) — also known as A. G. Crane — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Davenport Center, Delaware County, N.Y., September 1, 1877. Republican. Secretary of state of Wyoming, 1947-51; Governor of Wyoming, 1949-51. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Delta Kappa; Freemasons. Died August 21, 1955 (age 77 years, 354 days). Burial location unknown.
  David Foote (1897-1973) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Edgemont, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 5, 1897. Republican. Gold milling, Homestake Mining Co., Lead, S.D., 1915-20; pumper, Standard Oil Refinery, Casper, Wyo., from 1920; musician; photographer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1939, 1943-51. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Toastmasters. Died in April, 1973 (age 75 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Foote and Catherine (Barr) Foote; married 1917 to Myrtle Gladys Hanson.
  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
  Clifford Peter Hansen (1912-2009) — also known as Clifford P. Hansen — of Jackson, Teton County, Wyo. Born in Zenith, Lincoln County (now Teton County), Wyo., October 16, 1912. Republican. Rancher; Teton County Commissioner, 1943-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); Governor of Wyoming, 1963-67; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1967-78. Episcopalian. Danish and English ancestry. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Sigma Nu. Died in Jackson, Teton County, Wyo., October 20, 2009 (age 97 years, 4 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Christofferson Hansen and Sylvia Irene (Wood) Hansen; married 1934 to Martha Close; father of Mary Hansen Mead (1935-1996).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harry W. Hansen (b. 1884) — of Craig, Moffat County, Colo. Born in Carbon, Carbon County, Wyo., January 12, 1884. Republican. Mayor of Craig, Colo., 1920-21; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1928; member of Colorado state senate 13th District, 1929-32. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jens Hansen and Anna E. (Arnold) Hansen; married, November 20, 1919, to Maye Tiger.
  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
  Edgar Jacob Herschler (1918-1990) — also known as Edgar J. Herschler; Ed Herschler — of Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo. Born in Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo., October 27, 1918. Democrat. Member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1965; Governor of Wyoming, 1975-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1976, 1980. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Freemasons. Died February 5, 1990 (age 71 years, 101 days). Interment at Kemmerer City Cemetery, Kemmerer, Wyo.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Mortimer Hewins (1839-1898) — of Cedarvale, Chautauqua County, Kan. Born in Lorain County, Ohio, March 22, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives 95th District, 1877-79; member of Kansas state senate 21st District, 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1888. Member, Freemasons. Died in Douglas, Converse County, Wyo., 1898 (age about 59 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Converse County, Wyo.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Edmund Gibson Ross and William Wallace Ross (1828-1889).
  Political family: Ross family.
  Charles G. Irwin (b. 1892) — of Douglas, Converse County, Wyo. Born in Belvidere, Thayer County, Neb., November 20, 1892. Republican. Railway station agent; merchant; banker; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Wyoming state senate from Converse County, 1957-67. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Kiwanis; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933) — also known as John B. Kendrick — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., September 6, 1857. Democrat. Rancher; member of Wyoming state senate, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1916, 1924; Honorary Vice-President, 1912; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1916, 1924; Governor of Wyoming, 1915-17; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1917-33; died in office 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo., November 3, 1933 (age 76 years, 58 days). Interment at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Kendrick and Anna (Maye) Kendrick; married, January 20, 1891, to Eula Wulfjen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  William Macgregor Laurie (c.1878-c.1955) — of Wyoming; Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo. Born in Scotland, about 1878. . Member, Freemasons. Died in Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo., about 1955 (age about 77 years). Interment at Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo.
  John Eugene Osborne (1858-1943) — also known as John E. Osborne — of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo. Born in Westport, Essex County, N.Y., June 19, 1858. Democrat. Physician; member of Wyoming territorial legislature, 1883-85; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1892; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1916; Governor of Wyoming, 1893-95; defeated, 1904; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1897-99; member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1900-20; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1918. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., April 24, 1943 (age 84 years, 309 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Osborne and Mary E. (Reil) Osborne; married, November 3, 1907, to Selina Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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
  William Bradford Ross (1873-1924) — also known as W. B. Ross — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Dover, Stewart County, Tenn., December 4, 1873. Democrat. Laramie County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-07; Governor of Wyoming, 1923-24; died in office 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died October 2, 1924 (age 50 years, 303 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Ambrose B. Ross and Sue (Gray) Ross; married, September 11, 1902, to Nellie Davis Tayloe (1876-1977).
  See also NNDB dossier
  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.
  Jacob Macomb Schwoob (1874-1932) — also known as Jacob M. Schwoob — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Wellandport, Ontario, July 8, 1874. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; mayor of Cody, Wyo., 1903-05; member of Wyoming state senate, 1905-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Cody, Park County, Wyo., December 17, 1932 (age 58 years, 162 days). Entombed at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Schwoob and Elizabeth (Steward) Schwoob.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Milward Lee Simpson (1897-1993) — also known as Milward L. Simpson — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in a log cabin, Jackson, Teton County, Wyo., November 12, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1926-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1952; Governor of Wyoming, 1955-59; defeated, 1958; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1962-67; defeated, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Alpha Tau Omega. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in a nursing home at Cody, Park County, Wyo., June 10, 1993 (age 95 years, 210 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Father of Alan Kooi Simpson (1931-).
  Cross-reference: James G. Watt
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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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