LUCAS, FRANKLIN EARL (FAMOUS) - Johnson County, Wyoming | FRANKLIN EARL (FAMOUS) LUCAS - Wyoming Gravestone Photos

Franklin Earl (Famous) LUCAS

Willow Grove Cemetery
Johnson County,
Wyoming

Aug. 4, 1876 - Grant City, Worth County, Nov. 26, 1948

Governor of Wyoming. After completing an eighth grade education he served an apprenticeship in printing in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1899 he moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where he pursued a career with the Buffalo Bulletin where he became owner and publisher and worked for 46 years. He became involved in Wyoming Republican politics and served in both the Wyoming House and Senate. In 1922 he was elected as Secretary of State. He became governor of Wyoming upon the death of William B Ross in 1924 and served until 1925. Returning to the Bulletin, he continued as editor and publisher until he sold the newspaper in 1946.

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Submitted: 2/13/14 • Approved: 2/14/14 • Last Updated: 2/14/14 • R52-G0

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