The Shocking Death of Senator Lester Hunt
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Dying for Joe McCarthy's Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt by Rodger McDaniel
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Lester Hunt served as governor of Wyoming from to One of his main focuses was to support the war effort and help returning soldiers reenter society. He also started a retirement system for teachers, and tried but failed to pass a retirement system for state workers as well. Hunt was elected to the US Senate in defeating an incumbent by a wide margin. McCarthy headed a movement to root out communists and homosexuals from the military and the civil service. Hunt campaigned hard for a law to restrict congressional immunity thus allowing citizens to sue members of congress for slander.
This made Senator Hunt a prime target for McCarthy and his followers. Buddy was convicted, but it was not widely publicized. Lester Hunt is buried in Cheyenne. The town of Lander honored their favorite son, Lester Hunt by naming the municipal airport Hunt Field. In the current economic environment the museums are more reliant than ever on donations from the private sector to continue to provide the quality programs, collections management, exhibits and services that have become their hallmark over the last four years.
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