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Frank Barrett

Frank A. Barrett, was born in Omaha, Neb., on November 10, 1892. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a LLB (law degree) from Creighton University. During World War I Barrett enlisted in the Balloon Corps of United States Army for a two-year enlistment. After World War I he returned to practice law in Lusk. He also joined a partnership that operated a large sheep and cattle ranch. Barrett was the county attorney for Niobrara County and then was elected to the State Senate and served from 1933 to 1935. After his term in the Wyoming State Senate, Barrett served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Wyoming. He ran for Congress and was elected on the Republican ticket as Wyoming's sole Congressman from 1943 to 1950. In 1951 Barrett was elected Governor and served two years until he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He served one term as Senator from 1953 to 1959. The Barrett Building is named for Governor Barrett. Frank A. Barrett died May 30, 1962.

Term as Governor: Monday, January 01, 1951 - Friday, January 02, 1953