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Dave Freudenthal - 1980

Thirty-First Governor of Wyoming

Dave Freudenthal became the 31st governor of Wyoming in 2003 and was re-elected to a second term in 2006. His career began in 1973 after graduating from Amherst College (Massachusetts) with a B.S. in economics, when he took a position as an economist for the state of Wyoming. He then worked for the governor's office in the late 1970s while simultaneously earning his law degree from UW.

Freudenthal spent 16 years in private practice before serving for eight years, 1994 to 2001, as the U.S. attorney for Wyoming.

He was the founding director of the Wyoming Student Loan Corporation and was instrumental in the creation of the Hathaway Scholarship program. This provides state tuition assiatance  for Wyoming high-school graduates, allowing  the students to pursue further studies at any college or university within Wyoming.

Freudenthal has joined the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP as senior counsel in the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group, where he will advise on a wide range of domestic and international environmental and natural resources issues. As a former governor and U.S. Attorney for one of the nation's leading states in coal and natural gas production, Freudenthal is nationally recognized as a substantive leader on a wide array of energy issues.

Freudenthal and his wife, Nancy, also an attorney, have four children

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Dave Freudenthal was Wyoming's 31st Governor. After his two terms he has now started working for Crowell Moring LLP.

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