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Wyoming's 1st congressional district
Current Representative Cynthia Lummis (R)
Population (2000) 493,782
Median income $37,982
Ethnicity 92.1% White, 0.8% Black, 0.6% Asian, 6.4% Hispanic, 2.3% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+18

All of the U.S. state of Wyoming has been in one "at-large" Congressional District since statehood. Geographically, the district is currently the fourth-largest in the nation. It is currently represented by Republican Cynthia Lummis, making it the largest district in area currently represented by a woman. It is also the least populous congressional district in America. Among the most famous individuals elected to the seat are former Vice President Dick Cheney, who represented the state in Congress from 1979 to 1989, and the late U.S. Senator Craig L. Thomas.

A GOP stronghold, George W. Bush carried the district/state with 68.86% of the vote in 2004. John McCain also swept the district/state in 2008 with 64.78% of the vote while Barack Obama received 32.54%.


List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District residence Notes
Clarence D. Clark Republican 1890 – 1893 Evanston Lost re-election
Henry A. Coffeen Democratic 1893 – 1895 Sheridan Lost re-election
Franklin Wheeler Mondell Republican 1895 – 1897 Newcastle Lost re-election
John Eugene Osborne Democratic 1897 – 1899 Rawlins Retired
Franklin Wheeler Mondell Republican 1899 – 1923 Newcastle Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Charles E. Winter Republican 1923 – 1929 Casper Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Vincent Carter Republican 1929 – 1935 Kemmerer Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Paul Ranous Greever Democratic 1935 – 1939 Cody Lost re-election
Frank O. Horton Republican 1939 – 1941 Saddlestring Lost re-election
John J. McIntyre Democratic 1941 – 1943 Douglas Lost re-election
Frank A. Barrett Republican 1943 – 1950 Lusk Retired to become Governor of Wyoming
William Henry Harrison Republican 1951 – 1955 Sheridan Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Edwin Keith Thomson Republican January 3, 1955 – December 9, 1960 Cheyenne Died in office
Vacant December 10, 1960 – January 2, 1961
William H. Harrison Republican 1961 – 1965 Sheridan Lost re-election
Teno Roncalio Democratic 1965 – 1967 Rock Springs Retired to run for U.S. Senate
William H. Harrison Republican 1967 – 1969 Sheridan Lost renomination
John S. Wold Republican 1969 – 1971 Casper Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Teno Roncalio Democratic 1971 – 1978 Rock Springs Retired
Dick Cheney Republican 1979 – March 20, 1989 Casper Resigned to become Secretary of Defense
Vacant March 21, 1989 – April 25, 1989
Craig L. Thomas Republican April 26, 1989 – January 3, 1995 Cody Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Barbara Cubin Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2009 Casper
Cynthia Lummis Republican January 3, 2009 – present Cheyenne

2008 Presidential Primary Results


Republican Caucus

Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts won the January 5, 2008 Wyoming GOP Caucus with 54.17% of the vote while Fred Thompson of Tennessee came in second place with 16.67%.

Democratic Caucus

Then-U.S. Senator and now President Barack Obama of Illinois won the March 8, 2008 Wyoming Democratic Caucus with 61.44% of the vote while then-U.S. Senator and now U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received 37.83% of the statewide vote.


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