Frank Collins Emerson

Gov. Frank Collins Emerson

Wyoming

Term(s)
January 3, 1927 - February 18, 1931

Born
May 26, 1882

Passed
February 18, 1931

Party
Republican

School(s)
University of Michigan

Status:
Died in office

Birth State
Michigan

Family:
Married Zennia Jean Reynders; three children

BIO

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, FRANK COLLINS EMERSON graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. After moving to Wyoming, he held a number of executive engineering posts and served as State Engineer from 1919 until 1927. Claiming that his removal from that office in 1923 by then-governor William Ross was invalid, he took his case to the State Supreme Court, which reinstated him. Three years later, he made a successful bid for governor against Nellie Tayloe Ross, who had been elected governor after the death of her husband William. During his tenure as governor, Emerson played an active role in the development of Wyoming’s natural resources. Although reelected, he died less than two months into his second term.

Source

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vols. 25 and C.  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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