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Craig Lyle Thomas

Birthplace: Cody, Park County, Wyoming, United States
Death: June 04, 2007 (74)
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
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Son of Craig E. Thomas and Marjorie Thomas

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About Craig Thomas, U.S. Senator


Craig Lyle Thomas, a Representative and a Senator from Wyoming; born in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 17, 1933; attended public schools; B.A., University of Wyoming 1955; LLB LaSalle Extension University 1968; entered the United States Marine Corps as a private 1955, released as a captain 1959; executive vice president, Wyoming Farm Bureau 1966-1975; natural resource director, American Farm Bureau 1971-1975; general manager, Wyoming Rural Electric Association 1975-1989; independent small businessman; state representative, Wyoming 1984-1989; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, April 25, 1989, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard B. Cheney; reelected to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses and served from April 26, 1989, to January 3, 1995; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; died of leukemia at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. on June 4, 2007; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyoming.

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Craig Thomas, U.S. Senator's Timeline

February 17, 1933
Cody, Park County, Wyoming, United States
June 4, 2007
Age 74
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States