Alvin Laramie "Al" Wiederspahn (born January 18, 1949) is a prominent attorney in Cheyenne who served for ten years as a Democrat in the Wyoming House of Representatives (1979-1985) and the Wyoming State Senate (1985-1989). Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The Wyoming House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) The Wyoming Senate is the Upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) He is married to Cynthia Lummis (born 1954), a former Republican state treasurer and also, like her husband, a former member of both houses of the Wyoming legislature. Cynthia M Lummis Wiederspahn, known politically as Cynthia Lummis (born September 10, 1954) is a Republican Lawyer and Rancher Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) She too represented Cheyenne, both the state capital and the seat of Laramie County, the most populous county in Wyoming. Laramie County is the most populous of the 23 counties of the State of Wyoming of the United States.
Wiederspahn was born in Cheyenne to J. Arling Wiederspahn (1916-2007) and Edvina Wiederspahn (1921-2004). Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The senior Wiederspahn was originally from Grand Island, Nebraska, but he moved to Cheyenne in 1936. Grand Island is a city in and the County seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Arling Wiederspahn, who owned and operated the Wiederspahn Chapel of the Chimes funeral home from 1956-1987, was a pioneer mortician in Cheyenne. A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary, is a business that provides burial and Funeral services for the deceased and their families Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) A funeral director (also known as a mortician or undertaker) is someone involved in the business of Funeral rites He served as the elected Democratic coroner of Laramie County from 1963-1979 and a member of the Laramie County Community College board of trustees from 1970-1985. A coroner is an official responsible for investigating deaths particularly some of those happening under unusual circumstances and determining the cause of death Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Laramie County Community College is a Community college in Laramie County, Wyoming. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Arling Wiederspahn served by appointment of Democratic Edward Herschler on the Wyoming Board of Embalming. Edgar Jacob Herschler ( October 7, 1918 - February 5, 1990) popularly known as "Gov Embalming, in most modern Cultures is the Art and Science of temporarily preserving human remains to forestall Decomposition
Young Wiederspahn graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, the seat of Albany County west of Cheyenne. The University of Wyoming is a Land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation Laramie is a city in and the County seat of Albany County in the U Albany County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. He then procured his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Law School in the Colorado capital. Juris Doctor (abbreviated JD or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a first professional graduate degree and Professional The University of Denver ( DU) founded in 1864 is the oldest private University in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America.
Wiederspahn began courting the Republican Lummis while both served in the state House. They were both elected to the House in 1978 and married in 1983. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Lummis was elected to the state Senate in 1982, when Wiederspahn won his third term in the House. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) She served in the Wyoming Senate for three terms through 1994, but Wiederspahn completed only one four-year term, having been defeated for reelection in 1988. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar)
Lummis was elected treasurer in 1998 and reelected without opposition in 2002. She was term-limited from seeking a third election as treasurer in 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In 2007, shortly after the death of her father-in-law, she filed as a Republican candidate for the vacancy in the United States Senate created by the death of incumbent Craig L. Thomas. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Craig Lyle Thomas ( February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American politician who served over twelve years as a Republican However, Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal, with whom Lummis had previously quarreled, chose then state Senator John Barrasso to compete the first third of Thomas' Senate term. A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is an American politician from the U John Anthony Barrasso (born July 21, 1952) is a Republican senator from Wyoming.
Through his Wiederspahn and Reese firm in Cheyenne, Wiederspahn specializes in public utility law, municipal finance, estate planning, real property, health care, securities, and corporate law. Lummis is also a lawyer, a graduate of the University of Wyoming Law School. Wiederspahn is a director of First National Bank of Wyoming and was formerly on the board of the Rocky Mountain Bank. A banker or bank is a Financial institution whose primary activity is to act as a payment agent for customers and to borrow and lend money
Wiederspahn is actively involved in historic preservation. He was the developer in the renovation of the Plains Hotel, a Cheyenne landmark that dates to 1911. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has on occasion honored Wiederspahn for his work in the area. He is also a Wyoming advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Wiederspahn served on the advisory committee of Cheyenne's Vision 2020 project. He is a founder and former chairman of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority. He is active on the board of the Homeless Shelter and is an elder of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne. SSC RF "Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Termonuclear Research" or TRINITY for shprt Троицкий Институт инновационных и термоядерных Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther Wiederspahn is also active in the field of mental health and is president of the Laramie County Association for Retarded Citizens. Mental health is a term used to describe either a level of cognitive or Emotional wellbeing or an absence of a Mental disorder. He is a member of the board of the Cheyenne Symphony.
Wiederspahn has also served as a volunteer judge of the juvenile drug court for Cheyenne, which hears approximately twenty-five cases per week.
Wiederspahn and Lummis also own ranches in Wheatland and Lincoln County near Kemmerer in western Wyoming. A ranch is an area of landscape including various structures given primarily to the practice of ranching the practice of raising grazing livestock such as Cattle Wheatland is a town in and the County seat of Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States. Lincoln County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Kemmerer is a city in and the County seat of Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The couple has one daughter, Annaliese Wiederspahn, a graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Haverford College is a highly selective private, Coeducational liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, a suburb Haverford is an unincorporated community located partially in Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania USA but primarily in Lower Merion Township
J. Arling Wiederspahn obituary, Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, April 14, 2007An obituary is an attempt to give an account of the texture and significance of the life of someone who has recently died