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Governor Expresses Condolences after Passing of Thyra Thomson

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

June 12, 2013


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Expresses Condolences after Passing of Thyra Thomson

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Secretary of State Thyra Thomson.

“Thyra is one of the most highly regarded political figures in Wyoming’s history, for her many accomplishments and also for the length of her tenure in office. I have known her since childhood as a wonderful person with an immense amount of character and an abiding love for Wyoming. Carol and I will miss her - the entire State of Wyoming will miss her.”

A trailblazer, Thyra Thomson was the first woman elected Secretary of State in Wyoming and she served from 1963-1987. Thomson was elected six times by Wyoming voters and worked alongside Governors Hansen, Hathaway and Herschler, serving as acting Governor in their absences from Wyoming. In recognition of her regulation of the sale of new issues of securities, she was elected president of the North American Securities Administrators, representing all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.

Services for Thyra Thomson will take place in Cheyenne on Friday, June 21, 2013. Acting Governor Max Maxfield, in coordination with Governor Mead, has ordered both the U.S. flag and the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset beginning today through June 21st.