Milward L. Simpson was born in Jackson, Wyoming on November 12, 1897 and reared on the Wind River Indian Reservation. His Wyoming heritage ran deep as both of Simpson's grandfathers were early settlers of Wyoming. Simpson attended the University of Wyoming and was the first graduate to become Governor of the state. He financed his way through Harvard Law School by working a variety of jobs and after graduation started a law practice in Cody. The new lawyer soon became active in politics and was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives from Hot Springs County, completing one term from 1927 to 1929. Simpson also served on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees from 1939 until 1954 when he was elected Governor. Governor Simpson's term was from January 1955 to January 1959. After completing his term as Governor, Simpson successfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1962 and served one term. Milward L. Simpson died June 11, 1993.
Term as Governor: Monday, January 03, 1955 - Tuesday, January 06, 1959
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