Notable Wyomingites

  • U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and known as “Wyoming’s Doctor.”
  • U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, former Mayor of Gillette and one of the only accountants in the U.S. Senate.
  • U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming’s voice in the House, former Wyoming State Treasurer and the youngest woman ever elected to the Wyoming State Legislature.
  • The Honorable Dick Cheney, former U.S. Vice President, White House Chief of Staff, Wyoming Congressman, and Secretary of Defense.
  • Lynne Cheney, former Second Lady of the United States and former Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • The Honorable Barbara Cubin, former member the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman elected to Congress from Wyoming.
  • Harrison Ford, resident of Jackson, Wyoming and star of such movies as Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and The Fugitive.
  • Mathew Fox, originally from Dubois, Wyoming and star of TV shows Party of Five and LOST.
  • Curt Gowdy f(1919-2006), nationally known sportscaster; inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Chris LeDoux (1948-2005), country singer and rodeo champion
  • Harry Longabaugh a.k.a. The Sundance Kid (1867-1908), a Sundance resident in the late 19th century who also spent time in the Crook County Jail.
  • Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Abstract Expressionist painter born in Cody, Wyoming.
  • The Honorable Alan K. Simpson, former Wyoming Senator and co-chair of the “Simpson-Bowles” Commission; author of Right In The Gazoo.
  • Gerry Spence, Jackson attorney who rose to national fame in the Silkwood and O.J. Simpson cases; frequent television legal commentator.
  • Tom Stroock, 1925-2009, Casper oilman and former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala.
  • Mike Sullivan, former Wyoming Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.
  • The Honorable Craig Thomas (1933-2007), Marine, former Wyoming Senator, and Director of the Wyoming Rural Electric Association.
  • James Watt, former Secretary of the Interior for President Reagan.
  • Pete Williams, reporter for NBC News; former reporter for KTWO and Pentagon spokesman.
  • Larry Wilcox, Ponch’s partner Jon on the 1970’s TV series CHiPs; from Rawlins, Wyoming.
  • Darrell Winfield a.k.a. “The Marlboro Man,” Wyoming rancher who posed for the cigarette commercials in the 1970s.
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