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Jack R. Gage

Born: Jan 13, 1899

Death: Mar 14, 1970

Birthplace: Worland

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jack R. Gage

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1899
Date of Death : Mar 14, 1970
Birth Place : Worland

Jack R. Gage was an American politician who served as the 25th Governor of Wyoming from January 2, 1961 to January 7, 1963. Gage was born in Worland in Washakie County in north central Wyoming. In 1924, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming at Laramie. He served in a number of state offices and was elected Wyoming secretary of state in the heavily Democratic year of 1958. According to provisions of the state constitution, he replaced Democratic Governor John J. Hickey, who had appointed himself to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate, occasioned by the December 9, 1960, death of Republican Senator-elect Edwin Keith Thomson. Gage secured the 1962 Democratic gubernatorial nomination by defeating William Jack, 55.5 to 44.5 percent. That November, Gage lost the election to the Republican Clifford P. Hansen of Jackson. Hansen polled 64,970 votes to Gage's 54,298. Gage's pilot as governor was the aviation pioneer Raymond A. Johnson, who continued in that position under Governor Hansen. In his remaining seven years after leaving public office, Gage gave lectures and authored a number of books.


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