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Bryant Brooks

Bryant B. Brooks was born in Bernardston, Mass., on February 5, 1861. He was educated in public schools and finished his education at business college in Chicago. Brooks relocated to Big Muddy, Wyoming in 1880 and immediately began his business and a political career. Success at stock raising and activity in the Republican Party led to service in Wyoming's Second State Legislature. Brooks attended several Republican conventions as a delegate and was chosen to be a presidential elector in 1900. Elected to fill out the unexpired term of Gov. DeForest Richards in 1904, Brooks was reelected to another term in 1907. He was also the first governor to live in the newly complete governor’s mansion. Bryant B. Brooks died December 8, 1944 in Casper.

Term as Governor: Monday, January 02, 1905 - Monday, January 02, 1911.