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John D. Conley

John D. Conley (Interim President January 1-March 27, 1891)

John D. Conley was with the University of Wyoming from its founding, and you will find his fanciful cursive on the pages of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees leading up to his promotion to Interim President of UW after a difference of opinion between ex-President Hoyt and the Board of Trustees led to Hoyt's removal by resolution.  Conley was a professor in Geology and Physics, a member of the faculty throughout his career at U.W., and is credited with creating the first campus museum in 1891.  During his short tenure as president, the newly created College of Agriculture's Experiment Stations were established.


Predecessor: John Wesley Hoyt

Successor: Albinus A. Johnson

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