Arthur G. Crane

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Arthur Griswold Crane
20th Governor of Wyoming
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 1, 1951
Preceded by Lester C. Hunt
Succeeded by Frank A. Barrett
12th Secretary of State of Wyoming
In office
Governor Lester C. Hunt
Preceded by William "Scotty" Jack
Succeeded by C.J. "Doc" Rogers
Personal details
Born September 1, 1877
Davenport, New York
Died August 11, 1955(1955-08-11) (aged 77)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lura May DeArment

Arthur Griswold Crane (September 1, 1877 – August 11, 1955) was an American teacher and politician. He was the 20th Governor of Wyoming from 1949 to 1951.

Born in New York City, Crane attended Carleton College and Teachers College, Columbia University, earning his PhD in 1920 from Columbia University. He served as the first President of Minot State University, and served in World War I during that time. Then he moved on to be President of the University of Wyoming from 1922 to 1941. He was elected Secretary of State in Wyoming in 1946, and when, on 1949-01-03, Lester C. Hunt resigned as Governor of Wyoming, Crane stepped up to take his place until Frank A. Barrett was elected in 1950. During his brief tenure, Crane supported construction of the Wyoming Home and Hospital for the Aged.

After retiring from politics, Crane returned to his roots, remaining active in the field of education. He died in Cheyenne in 1955.


Political offices
Preceded by
William "Scotty" Jack
Secretary of State of Wyoming
Succeeded by
C.J. "Doc" Rogers
Preceded by
Lester C. Hunt
Governor of Wyoming
January 3, 1949 – January 1, 1951
Succeeded by
Frank A. Barrett