List of Governors of Wyoming: Wikis

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Governor of Wyoming
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Seal of Wyoming
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Incumbent
David Freudenthal

since January 06, 2003
Style The Honorable
Inaugural holder Francis E. Warren
1890
Formation Constitution of Wyoming

This is a list of the governors of Wyoming. The United States initially acquired some of the land that is today Wyoming from France in the Louisiana Purchase. This land was initially organized as Louisiana Territory, later renamed Missouri Territory. The Adams-Onís Treaty transferred more of Wyoming to the United States, this time from New Spain. When Texas declared independence in 1836, it claimed a small portion of present-day Wyoming. Following the annexation of Texas in 1845, and the receipt of the Mexican Cession following the Mexican-American War, all of Wyoming was now within the United States. At various points in history, parts of Wyoming were in Oregon, Utah, Nebraska, Dakota, Washington and Idaho Territories, as well as the short-lived Republic of Texas. Wyoming Territory itself was organized in 1868, and the state was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890.

Contents

List of Governors

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Governors of Wyoming Territory

# Name Photo Took office Left office
1 John Allen Campbell John Allen Campbell.jpg 1869 1875
2 John Milton Thayer John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg 1875 1878
3 John Wesley Hoyt John Wesley Hoyt.jpg 1878 1882
4 William Hale William Hale.jpg 1882 1885
5 Elliot S.N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg 1885 1885
6 Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg 1885 1886
7 George White Baxter George White Baxter.jpg 1886 1886
8 Elliot S.N. Morgan Elliot Morgan.jpg 1886 1887
9 Thomas Moonlight Thomas Moonlight.jpg 1887 1889
10 Francis E. Warren Francis E. Warren.jpg 1889 1890

Governors of Wyoming

Amos W. Barber, surgeon and second governor
John E. Osborne, the first Democratic governor
Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor of any state
# Governor Took office Left office Party Notes
1   Francis E. Warren October 11, 1890 November 24, 1890 Republican [1]
2   Amos W. Barber November 24, 1890 January 2, 1893 Republican [2]
3   John E. Osborne January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Democratic
4   William A. Richards January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican
5   DeForest Richards January 2, 1899 April 28, 1903 Republican [3]
6   Fenimore Chatterton April 28, 1903 January 2, 1905 Republican [2]
7   Bryant B. Brooks January 2, 1905 January 2, 1911 Republican
8   Joseph M. Carey January 2, 1911 January 4, 1915 Democratic
9   John B. Kendrick January 4, 1915 February 26, 1917 Democratic [1]
10   Frank L. Houx February 26, 1917 January 6, 1919 Democratic [2]
11   Robert D. Carey January 6, 1919 January 1, 1923 Republican
12   William B. Ross January 1, 1923 October 2, 1924 Democratic [3]
13   Frank E. Lucas October 2, 1924 January 5, 1925 Republican [2]
14   Nellie Tayloe Ross January 5, 1925 January 3, 1927 Democratic
15   Frank C. Emerson January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931 Republican [3]
16   Alonzo M. Clark February 18, 1931 January 2, 1933 Republican [4]
17   Leslie A. Miller January 2, 1933 January 2, 1939 Democratic
18   Nels H. Smith January 2, 1939 January 4, 1943 Republican
19   Lester C. Hunt January 4, 1943 January 3, 1949 Democratic [1]
20   Arthur G. Crane January 3, 1949 January 1, 1951 Republican [2]
21   Frank A. Barrett January 1, 1951 January 3, 1953 Republican [1]
22   Clifford Joy Rogers January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican [2]
23   Milward L. Simpson January 3, 1955 January 5, 1959 Republican
24   John J. Hickey January 5, 1959 January 2, 1961 Democratic [5]
25   Jack R. Gage January 2, 1961 January 7, 1963 Democratic [2]
26   Clifford P. Hansen January 7, 1963 January 2, 1967 Republican
27   Stanley K. Hathaway January 2, 1967 January 6, 1975 Republican
28   Edgar J. Herschler January 6, 1975 January 5, 1987 Democratic
29   Mike Sullivan January 5, 1987 January 2, 1995 Democratic
30   Jim Geringer January 2, 1995 January 6, 2003 Republican
31   Dave Freudenthal January 6, 2003 Incumbent Democratic [6]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g As state secretary of state, acted as governor.
  3. ^ a b c Died in office.
  4. ^ As state secretary of state, acted as governor until replacement elected.
  5. ^ Resigned to take an appointed seat in the United States Senate.
  6. ^ Governor Freudenthal's term expires in 2011; he is term limited.


Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Wyoming except where noted.

Name Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
John Milton Thayer 1875–1878 (territorial) U.S. Senator from Nebraska; Governor of Nebraska
Thomas Moonlight 1887-1889 (territorial) United States Minister to Bolivia
Francis E. Warren 1885–1886, 1889–1890 (territorial); 1890 S
John Eugene Osborne 1893–1895 H United States Assistant Secretary of State
William A. Richards 1895–1899 Commissioner of the General Land Office
Joseph M. Carey 1911–1915 H S
John B. Kendrick 1915–1917 S
Lester C. Hunt 1943–1949 S
Frank A. Barrett 1951–1953 H S
Milward L. Simpson 1955–1959 S
John J. Hickey 1959–1961 S
Clifford Hansen 1963–1967 S
Stanley K. Hathaway 1967–1975 United States Secretary of the Interior
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 United States Ambassador to Ireland

Living former governors

As of December 2009, two former governors are alive. The most recent governor to die was Clifford P. Hansen (1963–1967), on October 20, 2009. The most recently-serving governor to die was Edgar J. Herschler (1975–1987), on February 5, 1990.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Mike Sullivan 1987–1995 September 22, 1939 (1939-09-22) (age 70)
Jim Geringer 1995–2003 April 24, 1944 (1944-04-24) (age 65)

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