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Guide to the Acting Governor Frank Lucas records, 1924-1925

Identifier: RG0001.23

Scope and Content

Correspondence and record series covering financial records, and the requisition and extradition of fugitives. Some general topics include the appropriation fo purchase site of a girls industrial school, a water line between Laramie and the Fish Hatchery, and various state and federal government issues.


  • Majority of material found within 1925-1927
  • 1911-1929


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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Biography of

Frank E. Lucas, was born in Grant City, Missouri, August 4, 1876. He was educated in public schools and came to Wyoming in 1899 to live in Buffalo. Lucas joined the Republican Party and served in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth State Legislatures in the house and the Fifteenth and Sixteenth State Legislatures in the senate. He then ran for Secretary of State and served from January 1, 1923 until January 3, 1927. Lucas took over the Governor's office as acting Governor upon Governor Ross' death and filled that post until the election of 1925. After completing his term as Secretary of State, Lucas returned to Buffalo to take over as editor and publisher of the Buffalo Bulletin. Frank E. Lucas died November 26, 1948 in Buffalo, Wyoming.


.5 cubic feet


Records of Frank Lucas' term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include the appropriation for the purchase of a Girls Industrial School and estimates of state agency production, revenues and budget needs.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into two subgroups including: Administrative Records, and Requisitions and Extraditions

Acquisition Information

MA 2890, transferred to Wyoming State Archives on June 26, 1968

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by at the date of processing.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Don Mason, Tone Mendoza and Mary Ann Muniz

Guide to the Acting Governor Frank Lucas records
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Processed by Don Mason, Tone Mendoza,and Mary Ann Muniz
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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