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

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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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creatorOf Lester C. Hunt papers, 1889-1954 (bulk 1925-1954) University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Bishop, J. T. (Jerome Travis), 1907-1999. J.T. Bishop papers, 1883-1989 (bulk 1945-1967) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm
creatorOf Del Monte, H. D. Maverick Springs papers, 1918-1978 (bulk 1918-1941). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Sackett, Carl L., 1876-1972. Carl L. Sackett collection, 1871-1971 (bulk 1920-1965). Wyoming, State Archives and Historical Department
creatorOf Hunt, Lester C. (Lester Calloway), 1892-1954. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1950. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Carl L. Sackett Papers, 1871 - 1971 Wyoming State Archives
referencedIn Jerome T. Bishop papers, 1883-1989, 1945-1967 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Hunt, Lester C. (Lester Calloway), 1892-1954. Lester C. Hunt papers, 1925-1954. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, papers 92-172, 92-257, 92-389, 92-415, 94-017, 96-066, 96-177, 97-347, 98-130, 2008-225, 2009-008. 29749116., 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
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associatedWith Bishop, J. T. (Jerome Travis), 1907-1999. person
associatedWith Del Monte, H. D. person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Sackett, Carl L., 1876-1972. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
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Wyoming
Jackson Hole (Wyo.)
United States
Wyoming
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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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Birth 1892-07-08

Death 1954-06-19

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