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Governor Frank A. Barrett

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Office Dates:  Jan 01, 1951 - Jan 03, 1953


Born:  Nov 10, 1892

Passed:  May 30, 1962

Birth State:  Nebraska

Party:  Republican

Family:  Married twice--Alice C. Donoghue (died 1956), four children; Augusta Hogan

School(s):  Creighton University

National Office(s) Served:  Representative, Senator

Military Service:  Army

FRANK A. BARRETT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and received both undergraduate and law degrees from Creighton University. He became a lawyer and rancher in Lusk, Wyoming. Prior to running for governor, he was Niobrara County Attorney and a member of the State Senate, and he served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. After only two years as the state's chief executive, he resigned to run for the U.S. Senate, serving one term before being defeated. As governor, Barrett was supportive of oil, mining, and livestock industry interests. He is buried in Lusk, Wyoming.


The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. I. New York: James T. White & Company.

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

Wyoming State Archives