Phil Nicholas

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Phil Nicholas
President of the Wyoming Senate
Assumed office
January 13, 2015
Preceded by Tony Ross
Member of the Wyoming Senate
from the 10th district
Assumed office
January 2005
Preceded by ???
Personal details
Born (1955-03-16) March 16, 1955 (age 63)
Lander, Wyoming, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Oregon State University
University of Wyoming

Philip Nicholas (born March 16, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate for the 10th district, encompassing Albany County.[1][2][3]


Nicholas was born in Lander in Fremont County in central Wyoming.[1][2] He graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.[1][2][3] He works as an attorney for the law firm Nicholas & Tangeman, LLC in Laramie.[1][2][3][4]

He served as a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1997 to 2004.[1][2][3][5] Since 2005, he has served as a member of the Wyoming Senate.[1][2][3][4] From 2011-2012 he was the Senate Vice President.[6] From 2013-2014, he served as the Senate Majority Floor Leader.[6] From 2015-2016, Senator Nicholas was President of the Senate.[6] After serving the citizens of Laramie and Albany County in the State Legislature for nearly 20 years, Senator Nicholas will be retiring from politics at the end of his current term.[7]

He is a member of the Laramie Rotary Club, Co-Chairman of the Laramie Beautification Committee, and an Ex-Officio Member of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (formerly the Laramie Economic Development Corporation).[6]

He is married with four children.[1][2] He is a Roman Catholic.[1][2]

His younger brother, Bob Nicholas, is a member of the Wyoming House from District 8 in Cheyenne.