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Roberts, Philip J. 1948-

ROBERTS, Philip J. 1948-

(Phil Roberts)

PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1948, in Lusk, WY; son of Leslie J. and LaVerne E. (Johns) Roberts; married Peggy Bieber (a university professor), December 8, 1973. Education: University of Wyoming, J.D., 1977; University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D., 1990. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, outdoor activities, photography.

ADDRESSES: Home—1409 Thomes St., Laramie, WY 82072. Office—Department of History, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Admitted to the Wyoming State Bar, 1977; private practice of law in Cheyenne, WY, 1977-79; State of Wyoming, Cheyenne, historian, 1979-84; private practice of law in Laramie, WY, 1984-85; University of Wyoming, Laramie, professor of history, 1990—. Capitol Times, Cheyenne, copublisher, 1981-84; State of Wyoming, gubernatorial candidate, 1998; Albany County Democratic Party, chair, 1998-2000, 2002-04; Laramie Plains Museum, board member, 1999-2003; American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, Baku, Azerbaijan, law liaison, 2003-04. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1969-72.

MEMBER: American Bar Association, American Historical Association, Western History Association, Wyoming State Historical Society (life member), Albany County Historical Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Journalism awards, Wyoming Press Association, between 1978 and 1985.


(Editor) More Buffalo Bones: Stories from Wyoming's Past, Historical Department, Wyoming State Archives (Cheyenne, WY), 1982.

(With David L. Roberts and Steven L. Roberts) Wyoming Almanac: A Succinct and Amusing Guidebook to Places, People, and Events in the Great State of Wyoming, with Information on Wildlife, Sports, Weather, and More, Skyline West Press (Laramie, WY), 1989, 5th edition, 2001.

(Editor; under name Phil Roberts) Readings in Wyoming History, Skyline West Press (Laramie, WY), 1993, 4th edition, 2001.

(Under name Phil Roberts) A Penny for the Governor, a Dollar for Uncle Sam: Income Taxation in Washington, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals. Editor, Annals of Wyoming, 1982-84, 1995-97, 1998-2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A history of prohibition in Wyoming; a comparative study of oil development in the Middle East and the Rocky Mountain west; Famous State Visits to America by Foreign Heads of State.

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