Dave Freudenthal

Dave Freudenthal, a Wyoming native, served two terms as Wyoming's 31st governor. Freudenthal's eight years were marked by a constructive bi-partisan relationship with a Republican dominated legislature. This working relationship moved Wyoming forward on many fronts. As the nation's least populous state, Wyoming maintains a resource-based economy, relying primarily on mineral and energy extraction, tourism and agriculture for its economic livelihood. Recognizing the strengths and opportunities that this economic base represented for the state, Freudenthal's administration focused on balancing resource extraction and preservation with regulatory approaches designed to enhance long-term growth.

Freudenthal was born and raised in Wyoming. He graduated from Amherst College in 1973 and returned to Wyoming to take a position as an economist with the State. Governor Ed Herschler appointed him State Planning Coordinator in 1975. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1980, Freudenthal opened his own one-person law firm in Cheyenne. The firm grew into a general practice firm representing individuals and business. In 1994, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming.


  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Government Experience

  • U.S. Attorney's Office—District of Wyoming: U.S. Attorney (1994-2001)
  • State Government: Wyoming—Governor of Wyoming (2003-2011); Wyoming State Planning Director


  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D.
  • Amherst College

Admissions: Wyoming

Contact Dave Freudenthal

Crowell & Moring
205 Storey Boulevard
Suite 120
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82009-3565
Phone: 307.996.1401


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Wyoming

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