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The Secretary of State of Wyoming is the "state secretary of state of the "U.S. state of "Wyoming. It is a constitutional office, established under the "Constitution of Wyoming. The Secretary of State is the keeper of the "Great Seal of Wyoming and the state's official record-keeper. When the "governor is traveling out-of-state, the Secretary of State serves as acting governor (Wyoming has no "lieutenant governor). "Karen Wheeler served as acting secretary of state following the vacancy of "Ed Murray.[1], until the appointment of the current Secretary of State, "Edward Buchanan.

The Secretary of State's Office is divided into five divisions:[2]



"Amos W. Barber became the first Wyoming Secretary of State on November 8, 1890. Prior officeholders were known as Wyoming Secretaries of the Territory.[3]

Wyoming Secretaries of the Territory[edit]

# Name Term Party
1 Lee, Edward Merwin"Edward Merwin Lee 1869–1870 Republican
2 Glafcke, HermanHerman Glafcke 1870–1873 Republican
3 Brown, Jason B."Jason B. Brown 1873–1875 Democratic
4 French, George W.George W. French 1875–1879 Republican
5 Spates, Albertis WorthAlbertis Worth Spates 1879–1880 Republican
6 Morgan, Elliot S.N."Elliot S.N. Morgan 1880–1887 Republican
7 Shannon, Samuel D.Samuel D. Shannon 1887–1889 Democratic
8 Meldrum, John W."John W. Meldrum 1889–1890 Republican

Wyoming Secretaries of State[edit]

# Name Term Party
1 Barber, Amos W."Amos W. Barber 1890–1895 Republican
2 Burdick, Charles W.Charles W. Burdick 1895–1899 Republican
3 Chatterton, Fenimore"Fenimore Chatterton 1899–1907 Republican
4 Schnitger, WilliamWilliam Schnitger 1907–1911 Republican
5 Houx, Frank L."Frank L. Houx 1911–1919 Democratic
6 Chaplin, William E.William E. Chaplin 1919–1923 Republican
7 Lucas, Frank"Frank Lucas 1923–1927 Republican
8 Clark, Alonzo M."Alonzo M. Clark 1927–1935 Republican
9 Hunt, Lester C."Lester C. Hunt 1935–1943 Democratic
10 Christensen, Mart T.Mart T. Christensen 1943–1944 Republican
11 Jack, William "Scotty"William "Scotty" Jack 1944–1947 Democratic
12 Crane, Arthur G."Arthur G. Crane 1947–1951 Republican
13 Rogers, C.J. "Doc""C.J. "Doc" Rogers 1951–1955 Republican
14 Copenhaver, Everett T.Everett T. Copenhaver 1955–1959 Republican
15 Gage, Jack R."Jack R. Gage 1959–1963 Democratic
16 Thomson, Thyra"Thyra Thomson 1963–1987 Republican
17 Karpan, KathyKathy Karpan 1987–1995 Democratic
18 Ohman, Diana J.Diana J. Ohman 1995–1999 Republican
19 Meyer, Joseph"Joseph Meyer 1999–2007 Republican
20 Maxfield, Max"Max Maxfield 2007–2015 Republican
21 Murray, Ed"Ed Murray 2015–2018 Republican
A Wheeler, Karen"Karen Wheeler 2018 Republican
22 Buchanan, Edward"Edward Buchanan 2018– Republican

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Funk, Joel. "Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Duties of Wyoming Officials Archived 2008-09-08 at the "Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Wyoming Secretaries of State roster" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 22, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 

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