Jim Anderson (American politician)

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Jim Anderson was a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate for the 2nd district, encompassing Converse County and Platte County.[1][2]


Jim Anderson was born on March 17, 1943 in Douglas, Wyoming.[1][2] He graduated from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, then did some postgraduate work at the University of Wyoming.[1][2]

He served as a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000.[1][2] From 2001 until his resignation on March 3, 2015, he served as a member of the Wyoming Senate.[1][2] He served as President of the Wyoming Senate.[3][4] He has stated that education is "the biggest social issue."[5] He is opposed to gambling.[6] In 2010, he sponsored a bill of 'cowboy ethics' after reading James Owen's book, Code of the West, about applying these principles to business.[7]

He is a member of the Rotary International, the Glenrock Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, Moose International.[1][2] He serves on the Board of Directors of the Mining Associates of Wyoming.[8] He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments.[9]

He lived in Glenrock, Wyoming.[1] He is married with two children and four grandchildren.[1][2] He is a Protestant.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Legislature biography
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Senate biography
  3. ^ 'Platte County Republican Party hosts Wyoming Congressional Delegation at Fall BBQ', in Platte County Record-Times, Oct 6th, 2011 [1]
  4. ^ Ben Neary, 'Wyoming lawmakers to face social, financial issues', in BusinessWeek, [2]
  5. ^ Joan Barron, 'Education, states' rights expected to dominate 2011 Wyoming Legislature', in Billings Gazette, January 8, 2011 [3]
  6. ^ Joan Barron, 'Lawmakers view lottery differently Lawmakers view lottery differently', in Casper Star-Tribune, January 31, 2003 [4]
  7. ^ Associated Press, 'Wyo. legislators seek ‘cowboy ethics’ code', on Boston.com, February 24, 2010 [5]
  8. ^ Dustin Bleizeffer, 'Coal turns economic wheels outside the mines', in Casper Star-Tribune, January 28, 2009 [6]
  9. ^ Council of State Governments Executive Committee