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Thyra Godfrey Thomson -- 1987 Outstanding Alumna
Bachelor of Arts with Honor -- 1939
Elected in 1962 as Wyoming's first woman Secretary of State, Thomson was five times returned to that post by Wyoming's people. When names a UW Distinguished Alumna in 1969, she held the highest elected executive office of any woman in the country. A businesswoman and columnist, she served on the United Kingdom's Marshall Scholarships Committee for the Pacific Region. Among her many honors is Woman of Distinction of Alpha Delta Kappa women educators honorary. She serves on the A&S Board of Visitors and on the board of the Buffalo Bill Historical Society.