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Frank Emerson

Frank C. Emerson, was born in Saginaw, Michigan on May 26, 1882. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1904 from the University of Michigan. In the winter of 1904 Emerson moved to Cora, Wyoming where he ran a general store and was assistant post master. Emerson served in a variety of offices for several years all related to engineering. At one time this accomplished future Governor was working for four companies at the same time. He became the State Engineer June 30, 1919 and remained there until January 3, 1927 when he was elected Governor for two terms. Governor Emerson served one full term and until his death one month and two weeks into his second term. Frank C. Emerson died February 18, 1931 and was buried in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Term as Governor: Saturday, January 01, 1927 - Thursday, January 01, 1931