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Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives

The Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the Wyoming House of Representatives. The Speaker has historically been a member of the majority party who is the de facto leader of their party. The current House Speaker is Steve Harshman of Casper.[1]

Speakers of the Wyoming House of RepresentativesEdit

Speakers of the Wyoming House of Representatives[2]
Number Name Term Party Residence Notes
1 Oliver P. Kellogg 1890-1893 Republican Sundance
2 L.C. Tidball 1893-1895 Populist Sheridan Elected Speaker with Democratic support
3 Jay L. Torrey 1895-1897 Republican Big Piney
4 Albert D. Kelley 1897-1899 Republican Buffalo
5 Levi R. Davis 1899-1901 Republican Newcastle
6 Jerome S. Atherly 1901-1905 Republican Worland Served two consecutive terms as Speaker
7 Lyman B. Cooper 1905-1907 Republican Riverton
8 Scott K. Snively 1907-1909 Republican Sheridan
9 Charles E. Hayden 1909-1911 Republican Casper
10 Levi R. Davis 1911-1913 Republican Newcastle Previously served as Speaker (1899-1901)
11 Martin L. Pratt 1913-1915 Republican Powell
12 James M. Graham 1915-1917 Republican Lander
13 W.K. Jones 1917-1919 Republican Powell
14 E.J. Sullivan 1919-1921 Republican Casper
15 Lewis R. Ewart 1921-1923 Republican Cody
16 J.D. Noblitt 1923-1925 Republican Cokeville
17 J.C. Underwood 1925-1927 Republican Gillette
18 A.W. McCollough 1927-1929 Republican Laramie
19 Marvin L. Bishop, Jr. 1929-1931 Republican Casper
20 Charles B. Mann 1931-1933 Republican Cowley
21 William M. Jack 1933-1935 Democratic Casper Later served as State Auditor and Secretary of State
Nominee for Governor in 1954
22 Henry Watenpaugh 1935-1937 Democratic Sheridan
23 Herman Krueger 1937-1939 Democratic Powell
24 Herbert Fowler 1939-1941 Republican Newcastle
25 Carl Robinson 1941-1943 Democratic Afton Later served as State Auditor
26 Richard J. Luman 1943-1945 Republican Pinedale Later served as State Treasurer
27 Walter W. Hudson 1945-1947 Republican Veteran
28 Homer Oxley 1947-1949 Republican Lingle
29 Herman Mayland 1949-1951 Republican Lovell
30 Frank C. Mockler 1951-1953 Republican Dubois
31 David Foote 1953-1955 Republican Casper
32 T.C. Daniels 1955-1957 Republican Douglas
33 Lee E. Keith 1957-1959 Republican Kaycee
34 Jay House 1959-1961 Democratic Rawlins
35 Joseph L. Budd 1961-1963 Republican Big Piney
36 Marlin Kurtz 1963-1965 Republican Cody
37 Walter Phelan 1965-1966 Democratic Cheyenne Died
38 Edness Kimball Wilkins 1966-1967 Democratic Casper First female Speaker of the House
39 William Swanton 1967-1969 Republican Casper
40 Verda James 1969-1971 Republican Casper First Republican female Speaker of the House
41 Ward Myers 1971-1973 Republican Lovell
42 Cliff Davis 1973-1975 Republican Gillette
43 Harold Hellbaum 1975-1977 Republican Chugwater
44 Nels J. Smith 1977-1979 Republican Sundance
45 Warren Morton 1979-1981 Republican Casper
46 Bob Burnett 1981-1983 Republican Laramie
47 Russell Donley III 1983-1985 Republican Casper
48 Jack Sidi 1985-1987 Republican Casper Later served as State Auditor
49 Patrick Meenan 1987-1989 Republican Casper
50 Bill McIlvain 1989-1991 Republican Cheyenne
51 William Cross 1991-1993 Republican Douglas
52 Douglas Chamberlain 1993-1995 Republican LaGrange
53 John Marton 1995-1997 Republican Buffalo
54 Bruce Hinchey 1997-1999 Republican Casper
55 Eli Bebout 1999-2001 Republican Riverton Nominee for Governor in 2002
Later elected to the Wyoming Senate
56 Rick Tempest 2001-2003 Republican Casper
57 Fred Parady 2003-2005 Republican Rock Springs
58 Randall Luthi 2005-2007 Republican Freedom
59 Roy Cohee 2007-2009 Republican Casper
60 Colin Simpson 2009-2011 Republican Cody Candidate for Governor in 2010
61 Edward Buchanan 2011-2013 Republican Torrington Current Wyoming Secretary of State
62 Tom Lubnau 2013-2015 Republican Gillette
63 Kermit Brown 2015-2017 Republican Laramie
64 Steve Harshman 2017–present Republican Casper

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Legislative Leadership. Retrieved: January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Past Officers of Wyoming's State Legislature Archived 2014-12-12 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved: January 5, 2017.

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