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Leslie Miller

Leslie A. Miller, was born in Junction City, Kansas on January 29, 1886. His family moved to Laramie, Wyoming in 1892 where he attended public schools and the University of Wyoming. Miller went from school to business taking a job with the railroad companies and then the State Land Office. He moved to Casper and was a member of the Wyoming committee of the Fuel Administration Division. In July 1918 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1919. After World War I, Miller joined the Democratic Party and worked in business and politics serving in a variety of positions, including becoming the President of Chief Oil Company. After serving in the Wyoming State Legislature for the 11th, 17th, and 20th sessions, Miller was elected Governor in 1932 to serve the last two years of Governor Emerson's unexpired term. Reelected in 1935, Governor Miller served until 1939. After his terms as Governor he went on to work for the War Production Board and served another term in the state senate. Leslie A. Miller died in 1970.

Term as Governor: Monday, January 02, 1933 - Monday, January 02, 1939