thyra thomson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Former Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-secretary-state-thyra-thomson-has-died <p> A woman who served Wyoming as Secretary of State for 24 years has died.&nbsp; Thyra Thomson died Tuesday at the age of 96.</p><p> She was elected to the office in 1962, just two years after her husband Congressman and U-S Senator-elect Keith Thomson &nbsp;died of a heart attack.&nbsp; Thyra Thomson served until 1987.&nbsp; Thomson was an advocate for comparable worth, equal pay for women and affordable day care.&nbsp; During a 1993 interview for the state archive’s she noted that wage disparity was a serious issue and tried to work on it.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:06:51 +0000 Bob Beck 42201 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died