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Frank Emerson

Frank Collins Emerson
15th Governor of Wyoming
In office
January 3 – February 18
Preceded by Nellie Tayloe Ross
Succeeded by Alonzo M. Clark
Personal details
Born (1882-05-26)May 26, 1882
Saginaw, Michigan
Died February 18, 1931(1931-02-18) (aged 48)
Political party Republican
Profession Engineer

Frank Collins Emerson (May 26, 1882 – February 18, 1931) was the 15th Governor of the US state of Wyoming from January 3, 1927 until his death on February 18, 1931.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1904.

Emerson was the Wyoming State Engineer from 1919 until his election as governor. In the 1926 election for Governor, he defeated Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor in the United States. He died only six weeks into his second term at the age of 48.


  • Emerson at the Wyoming Archives
Political offices
Preceded by
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Governor of Wyoming
January 3, 1927 – February 18, 1931
Succeeded by
Alonzo M. Clark
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