Elected Secretary of State in 1946, Arthur Crane became acting Governor in 1949 at the age of 72. After his term as Governor he wrote many articles on education and was active in many education organizations.
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|Osborne, John||Wyoming State Archives|
|Ostrom, George, of Sheridan, World War I soldier and artist||Douglas R. Cubbison|
|Overton, Carrie Burton. First African-American Female Student at UW||Kim Viner|
|O’Bryan, Lowell, death of on UW campus, 1922||Phil Roberts|
|Parker, J. P. and Martin Ringo, Oregon Trail graves of||WyoHistory.org|
|Payton, E. T., journalist and mental patient||Rebecca Hein|
|Pedro II, emperor of Brazil, crosses Wyoming, 1876||Phil Roberts|
|Pedro Mountain Mummy, The||Rebecca Hein|
|Penney, J. C.||Doug McInnis|
|Pictographs and Petroglyphs||Tom Rea|
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Fenimore Chatterton was born in Oswego County, New York on July 21, 1860. Chatterton was raised in Washington, D.C. where he attended public schools. After attending Columbian University (now George Washington University) Chatterton graduated from Millersville State Normal School in Lancaster, PA. He moved to Wyoming in 1878 and became a clerk in a general mercantile and banking concern.
The Welsh-born Episcopal priest John Roberts arrived in 1883 at Fort Washakie on what’s now the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, became a friend of the Shoshone chief Washakie, and served the Shoshone and Arapaho people with a loving paternalism well into his old age. John Roberts died in 1949.
Verda James, a schoolteacher, deputy director of public instruction for the state of Wyoming, assistant superintendent of the Natrona County schools, and later a faculty member at Casper College, was first elected to the Wyoming House in 1954. She served eight terms. During the last term, 1969-1970, she was elected House speaker, the first woman to serve in that position for a full term.