Hunt, Lester C. (Lester Calloway), 1892-1954

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-07-08
Death 1954-06-19
Gender:
Male
English

Biographical notes:

Governor of Wyoming, 1943-1949; U.S. senator from Wyoming.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862377

Lester Calloway Hunt, Wyoming governor and United States senator, was born in Isabel, Illinois, in 1892. Hunt earned a D.D.S. in 1917 from St. Louis University and established a dental practice in Lander, Wyoming, in 1919. Hunt continued to practice dentistry until 1934. Hunt was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in 1932 as a Democrat and also served two terms as secretary of state from 1935-1943. As Wyoming's secretary of state, Hunt designed the state's "bucking horse" automobile license plates. Hunt was elected governor of Wyoming in 1942 and 1946, and U. S. senator in 1948, a position he held until his death in 1954. Hunt married Emily Nathelle Higby in 1918.

From the description of Lester C. Hunt papers, 1925-1954. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27583732

From the guide to the Lester C. Hunt papers, 1889-1954 (bulk 1925-1954), (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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Subjects:

  • Politicians--United States
  • Constitutions--Wyoming
  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Legislators--Wyoming
  • Legislators--United States
  • Politics, Practical--United States
  • Politicians--Wyoming
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work--Wyoming
  • Constitutional history--Wyoming
  • Politics, Practical
  • Constitutional law--Wyoming

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Places:

  • Wyoming (as recorded)
  • Jackson Hole (Wyo.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Wyoming (as recorded)