Frank A. Barrett

Gov. Frank A. Barrett

Wyoming

Term(s)
January 1, 1951 - January 3, 1953

Born
November 10, 1892

Passed
May 30, 1962

Party
Republican

School(s)
Creighton University

Status:
Resigned

Birth State
Nebraska

National Office(s) Served:
Representative, Senator

Military Service:
Army

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

BIO

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.

Source

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.

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