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Joseph Meyer - Outstanding Alumnus - 2010

Bachelor of Arts - 1964 - Mathematics
Juris Doctorate - 1967

     Wyoming State Treasurer Joseph B. Meyer exemplifies a true University of Wyoming fan and Wyoming advocate.
     After graduating with his Juris Doctorate from the UW College of Law in 1967, Meyer and his wife, Mary Orr Meyer moved to Lander, where Meyer worked as the deputy county attorney.  He later practiced law with the firm of Smith and Meyer.
     Meyer’s call to public service quickly consumed his life. In 1971, he moved his family to Cheyenne where he was instrumental in the creation of the newly formed Legislative Service Office, serving as the deputy director from 1971 to 1987.
     In 1987, Meyer was appointed by Governor Mike Sullivan as Wyoming’s attorney general. Meyer returned to his alma mater in 1994 as an officer for two UW presidents. In 1998, he was elected and began serving two terms as Wyoming’s 25th secretary of state.  He was elected state treasurer and has served in that capacity from 2006 until the present.

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