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  1. page Judicial Branch edited ... 1st law school club established: Potter Law Club formed by Thurman Arnold, 1922. 1st county c…
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    1st law school club established: Potter Law Club formed by Thurman Arnold, 1922.
    1st county court judges in Wyoming: After the law was passed establishing county courts in 1979, Franklin Mockler and Robert W. Allen were appointed in Laramie County; Stephen Davidson and Michael J. Krampner were appointed in Natrona County.
    1st siblings to sit on the Wyoming Supreme Court: Hon. Marilyn Stebner Kite and Hon. Ken Stebner, 2004. Hon. Kite was a member of the the Wyoming Supreme Court and Hon. Stebner was nominated to to fill in for three cases.
    Legal Firsts in Wyoming
    Significant Wyoming Court Cases
    Additional Resources
    "Wyoming:The Territorial and District Courts" by Rebecca E. Thomson, reprinted from Annals of Wyoming Vol 55. (accessed September 2015)
    "Brother, sister sit on Wyoming Supreme Court," Casper Star Tribune, March 29, 2004. (accessed March 2017)
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  2. page Barbara Cubin edited ... Additional Resources Barbara Cubin, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Ba…
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    Additional Resources
    Barbara Cubin, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
    Barbara Cubin Papers, 1993-2008, Accession 11709, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
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  3. page Cynthia Lummis edited ... Wyoming House of Representatives 1979-1994 State Treasurer 1999-2007 US Representative 2008…
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    Wyoming House of Representatives 1979-1994
    State Treasurer 1999-2007
    US Representative 2008-2008-2017
    Cynthia M. Lummis was born and reared in Laramie County, Wyoming. Her parents were descendants of pioneer Wyoming ranchers. Lummis attended Trinity Lutheran School and Cheyenne public schools before graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1976. She completed a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming in biology in 1978. Lummis entered the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1982, earning her J. D. degree in law in 1985.
    She began her political career in 1979 when she was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives. At that time she was the youngest woman ever elected to the Wyoming Legislature. She served a total of fourteen years in the Wyoming House and Senate, retiring in 1994 to chair Governor Jim Geringer’s transition team. She continued to work for Geringer on policy issues for two years and was appointed interim Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments.
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Wednesday, March 22

  1. page Estelle Reel edited ... Superintendent of Public Instruction 1895-1899 National Superintendent of Indian Schools 1898…
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    Superintendent of Public Instruction 1895-1899
    National Superintendent of Indian Schools 1898-1910
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    1898; the firstsecond woman in
    In 1910, she resigned her position to married rancher Cort Meyer and established her legal residence in Toppenish, Washington. She died in 1959.
    Additional Resources
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Thursday, March 9

  1. page Wyoming Firsts edited ... 1st Community wide Smoking Ban Ordinance: Laramie, 2005. This included all restaurants and bar…
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    1st Community wide Smoking Ban Ordinance: Laramie, 2005. This included all restaurants and bars.
    1st Judicial District Judged Entirely by Women: Laramie County Circuit Court, 2009. Hon. Denise Nau, Hon. Roberta Coates, Hon. Catherine R. Rogers.
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    to Pass an LGBTa Non-Descrimination ordinance:
    1st Female president of the University of Wyoming: Laurie Nichols, 2015
    Legal Firsts
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  2. page Wyoming Firsts edited ... 1st African-American Chief of Police: James W. Byrd, Cheyenne, 1966. 1st Federally Protected …
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    1st African-American Chief of Police: James W. Byrd, Cheyenne, 1966.
    1st Federally Protected Wildlife Corridor: Path of the Pronghorns, 2008. Each year, 500-600 pronghorn antelope travel along the 150 mile route between their summer range in Grand Teton National Park to their winter range in the Green River Valley in the longest land mammal migration in the lower 48 states. The wildlife corridor was established to help ensure that the route remains open and viable for the herd, especially in some of the narrow "pinch points" that are threatened by mineral development and suburban expansion.
    1st female US Army Infantry NCO: Wyoming National Guard Sgt. Shelby Atkins, 2016.
    Additional Resources
    "Cowboy State is Known Far and Wide for 'Firsts'", Pine Bluffs Post, 5-7-2015, accessed online May 2015
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    "Circuit Court Judged Entirely By Women" by Michael Van Cassell, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, September 26, 2009. (accessed September 2015)
    "Let There Be Light!: 1st Prep Football Night Game," Wyoming Postscripts, Wyoming State Archives, November 19, 2015. (accessed November 2015)
    "This Sergeant at Arms is the Army's First Enlisted Infantry Soldier," by Michelle Tan, Army Times, May 27, 2016. (accessed March 2017)
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Tuesday, January 24

  1. page State Directories edited ... The State of Wyoming has published directories since 1903. These directories were originally i…
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    The State of Wyoming has published directories since 1903. These directories were originally intended to provide state legislators with quick access to information, but they were soon found to be incredibly helpful as state government expanded and offices moved outside of the Capitol Building.
    The directories include lists of directors and officers as well as elected officials, statewide election results usually broken down to the county tallies and county officers. Later directories include brief descriptions of and contact information for the various state offices, and judicial contact information.
    Currently, the directories are produced by the Secretary of State's Office.
    1903-1909
    1903
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    2015
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    2016-2017
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