About

   
   
   
   
   
 

Capital: Cheyenne

State Nickname: Equality State

State Bird: Meadowlark

State Flower: Indian Paintbrush

Admitted to the Union: July 10, 1890

 
Governors

October 11, 1890 to November 24, 1890:

Francis E. Warren*

* Resigned from office

November 24, 1890 to January 2, 1893:

Amos W. Barber

January 2, 1893 to January 7, 1895:

John E. Osborne

January 7, 1895 to January 2, 1899:

William A. Richards

January 2, 1899 to April 28, 1903:

DeForest Richards*

* Died in office

April 28, 1903 to January 2, 1905:

Fenimore C. Chaterton

January 2, 1905 to January 2, 1911:

Bryant B. Brooks

January 4, 1911 to January 4, 1915:

Joseph M. Carey

January 4, 1915 to February 26, 1917:

John B. Kendrick*

* Resigned from office

February 26, 1917 to January 6, 1919:

Frank L. Houx

January 6, 1919 to January 1, 1923:

Robert D. Carey

January 1, 1923 to October 2, 1924:

William B. Ross*

* Died in office

October 2, 1924 to January 3, 1925:

Nellie T. Ross

January 3, 1927 to February 18, 1931:

Frank C. Emerson*

* Died in office

February 18, 1931 to January 2, 1933:

Alonzo M. Clark

January 2, 1933 to January 2, 1939:

Leslie A. Miller

January 2, 1939 to January 4, 1943:

Nels H. Smith

January 4, 1943 to January 3, 1949:

Lester C. Hunt*

* Resigned from office

January 3, 1949 to January 1, 1951:

Arthur G. Crane

January 1, 1951 to January 3, 1953:

Frank A. Barrett*

* Resigned from office

January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1955:

Clifford Joy Rogers

January 3, 1955 to January 5, 1959:

Milward L. Simpson

January 5, 1959 to January 2, 1961:

John J. Hickey*

* Resigned from office

January 2, 1961 to January 6, 1963:

Jack R. Gage

January 7, 1963 to January 2, 1967:

Clifford P. Hansen

January 2, 1967 to January 6, 1975:

Stanley K. Hathaway

January 6, 1975 to January 5, 1987:

Ed Herschler

January 5, 1987 to January 9, 1995:

Michael J. Sullivan

January 2, 1995 to January 6, 2003:

Jim Geringer

January 6, 2003 –

Dave Freudenthal

 
Senators - Class I

November 18, 1890 – March 4, 1893

Francis Emroy Warren * Resigned

March 3, 1893 – January 22, 1895

Vacant

January 23, 1895 – March 3, 1917

Clarence Don Clark

March 4, 1917 – November 3, 1933)

John Kendrick * Died in office

January 1, 1934 – January 3, 1953

Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney

January 3, 1943 – December 31, 1950

Frank Aloysius Barrett

January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977

Gale William McGee

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995

Malcolm Wallop

January 4, 1995 – June 4, 2007

Craig Lyle Thomas

June 25, 2007 –

John Anthony Barrasso

 
Senators - Class II

November 15, 1890 – March 3, 1895

Joseph Maull Carey

March 4, 1895 – November 24, 1929

Francis Warren * Died in office

December 5, 1929 – November 20, 1930

Patrick Joseph Sullivan

December 1, 1930, – January 3, 1937

Robert Davis Carey

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943

Henry Herman Schwartz

January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949

Edward Vivian Robertson

January 3, 1949 – June 19, 1954

Lester Hunt * Died in office

June 24, 1954 – November 28, 1954

Edward David Crippa

November 29, 1954 – January 3, 1961

Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney

January 3, 1961 – November 6, 1962

John Joseph Hickey

November 6, 1962 – January 3, 1967

Milward Lee Simpson

January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1978

Clifford Peter Hansen

January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1997

Alan Kooi Simpson

January 7, 1997 –

Michael Bradley Enzi

 
State Song
Wyoming

Lyrics by James Bland
Music by G.E. Knapp

In the far and mighty West,
Where the crimson sun seeks rest,
There's a growing splendid State that lies above,
On the breast of this great land;
Where the massive Rockies stand,
There's Wyoming young and strong, the State I love!

Chorus

Wyoming, Wyoming! Land of the sunlight clear!
Wyoming, Wyoming! Land that we hold so dear!
Wyoming, Wyoming! Precious art thou and thine!
Wyoming, Wyoming! Beloved State of mine!

II

In the flowers wild and sweet,
Colors rare and perfumes meet;
There's the columbine so pure, the daisy too,
Wild the rose and red it springs,
White the button and its rings,
Thou art loyal for they're red and white and blue.

III

Where thy peaks with crowned head.
Rising till the sky they wed,
Sit like snow queens ruling wood and stream and plain;
'Neath thy granite bases deep,
'Neath thy bosom's broadened sweep,
Lie the riches that have gained and brought thee fame.

IV

Other treasures thou dost hold,
Men and women thou dost mould;
True and earnest are the lives that thou dost raise,
Strengthen thy children though dost teach,
Nature's truth thou givest to each,
Free and noble are thy workings and thy ways.

V

In the nation's banner free
There's one star that has for me
A radiance pure and splendor like the sun;
Mine it is, Wyoming's star,
Home it leads me near or far;
O Wyoming! All my hear and love you've won!

The song was officially adopted in 1955

 
State Population

1890: 60,705

1900: 92,531

1910: 145,965

1920: 194,402

1930: 225,565

1940: 250,742

1950: 290,529

1960: 330,066

1970: 332,416

1980: 469,557

1990: 453,588

2000: 493,782


State Capitol Building 1907
 

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