|October 12, 1950|
| Assumed office|
January 6, 2003
|31st Governor of Wyoming|
| In office|
January 6, 2003 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Jim Geringer|
|Succeeded by||Matt Mead|
Freudenthal was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the seventh of eight children, and grew up on a farm north of town. He graduated from Amherst College in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in economics. After graduating he joined the Department of Economic Planning and Development as an economist and later became the state planning director for Governor Edgar Herschler.
Freudenthal entered the University of Wyoming College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1980, and went into private practice. In 1994, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming by President Bill Clinton upon the recommendation of then-Governor Mike Sullivan (Wyoming). Freudenthal left the post of U.S. Attorney in May 2001.
Freudenthal is married to Nancy D. Freudenthal, a native of Cody, Wyoming, who works as a private attorney in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They have four children: Donald, Hillary, Bret, and Katie.
During Freudenthal's term the state has enjoyed a prosperous economy. The petroleum, natural gas, and mineral boom in Wyoming have given the state a budget surplus, projected to be $1.8 billion in 2006. Freudenthal has proposed that the state save $1.2 billion over the next two years. Freudenthal, who enjoys one of the highest approval ratings of any governor at around 68 percent, was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
State Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials said the 153 wolves was a minimum count and they needed to add 30 percent to reach more than 200 wolves. An estimated 1,700 wolves reportedly live in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
- Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal Official state site
- National Governors Association - Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal biography
- Follow the Money - Dave Freudenthal 2006 campaign contributions
- On the Issues - Dave Freudenthal issue positions and quotes
- Project Vote Smart - Governor Dave Freudenthal (WY) profile
- Dave for Governor Official campaign site
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