Laramie, Wy – A plaque honoring former U.S. senator and
governor Clifford Hansen was unveiled Friday at the State Capitol.
About 180 relatives, friends, state officials and lawmakers attended the ceremony.
The 92-year-old Hansen was self deprecating and thankful in his remarks.
Governor Freudenthal, state Senate President Grant Larson, U.S. Senators Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi, Representative Barbara Cubin and state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis gave brief remarks recounting stories about Hansen.
The plaque noted Hansen's public service, including his success in increasing federal mineral royalty payments to the state while he was a U.S. senator. Hansen served as the state's 26th governor from 1964 through 1966.