Sunday, December 9, 2007

Governor Freudenthal Invited!

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has been invited to welcome attendees to the International Convention of Germans from Russia next summer in Casper.

While the Governor’s office is not yet able to confirm his participation, he has expressed a willingness to do so, as his schedule may allow.

In January, Freudenthal begins his sixth year as Governor. A native of Thermopolis, the 57-year-old Freudenthal grew up on a family farm – one of eight children. He graduated from Amherst College in 1973 and returned to Wyoming to work for the state. He was appointed State Planning Coordinator in 1975. While working for the state, Freudenthal simultaneously earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming. While his ancestry is definitely German, there appears to be no direct ties with Germans from Russia.

The Governor and his wife, Nancy, have four children.

The Governor has been invited to speak at the Thursday morning, July 31st opening ceremonies of the conference. Several other conference-related events will begin on Monday, July 28th. The week-long conference runs through Sunday, August 3rd at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Casper.

To learn more about Dave Freudenthal and his family, visit the Governor’s official web site.

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