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.