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Andersons in the Wyoming Legislature
The Wyoming descendants of Victor and Hannah
have a distinguished record of service in the Wyoming State
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Lawrence and Esther Anderson moved to Mt Vernon,
1915. Three years later they returned to Albin to help
at the Malm farm (Esther's family) . In 1922
Lawrence was elected to the Wyoming legislature. Esther
developed health problems and was advised to move to a milder
climate. Lawrence resigned his seat in 1924 and they
moved to San Diego, to be followed in a short
time by Delight and Victor.
Reuben was elected to the House, and then to the Senate.
the only one of the five to have been a Senator.
Bill McIlvain, son-in-law of Reuben and Ruth, served in the
for eighteen years. During his final term he was Speaker
of the House.
Rodney "Pete" is the third child of Reuben and Ruth. He
in the Legislature for eighteen years, the longest of the
Andersons. He was House Majority Whip 2001-2002 and
Speaker Pro Tempore 2003-2004.
Matt Teeters is the son of Pete's daughter, Linda Sue
Teeters. He served from 2006 to 2014. He chaired
the House Education Committee 2011-2014, and was House
Majority Whip 2011-2012.