Frank Emerson

Frank Collins Emerson (May 26, 1882  February 18, 1931) was the 15th Governor of the US state of Wyoming from January 3, 1927 until his death on February 18, 1931.

Frank Collins Emerson
15th Governor of Wyoming
In office
January 3, 1927  February 18, 1931
Preceded byNellie Tayloe Ross
Succeeded byAlonzo M. Clark
Personal details
Born(1882-05-26)May 26, 1882
Saginaw, Michigan
DiedFebruary 18, 1931(1931-02-18) (aged 48)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan[1] in 1904.

Emerson was the Wyoming State Engineer from 1919 until his election as governor. In the 1926 election for Governor, he defeated Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor in the United States. He died only six weeks into his second term at the age of 48.


  1. "Wyoming's Engineer-Governor: Frank Emerson". Wyoming Postcripts. Retrieved 19 October 2019.

Political offices
Preceded by
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Governor of Wyoming
January 3, 1927 February 18, 1931
Succeeded by
Alonzo M. Clark
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