WPR News
8:54 am
Wed May 30, 2007

Former Senator Gale McGee Honored in Laramie

Laramie, WY – Top Wyoming politicians were on hand in Laramie today to dedicate a post office to the memory of former U.S. Senator Gale McGee. He represented Wyoming in the Senate from 1959 until 1977. Senator Mike Enzi says it's appropriate that McGee's name will hang in a post office, because he successfully pushed through the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. The act guaranteed equal postal service across the entire country. "That means that Wyoming residents will not pay any more for postage than anyone else in the country and we're supposed to get the same service as everywhere else in the country, regardless of how far removed we are from a major municipal center," Enzi said. Senator McGee held the distinction of being the first freshman senator to be appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee.