Wyoming: Diogenes, Here He Is!

Wyoming's conservative Democratic Governor Jack Robert Gage, 63, is a gnarled, homespun sort who has prospered by doing what most politicians don't. In 1959, as secretary of state, he asked the Wyoming legislature to cut his department's budget; it did, but even so, Gage did not spend all the money. Succeeding to the governorship last year to fill out an unexpired term, Gage confounded Wyoming boosters who were fond of claiming dramatic population growth for the state. Said he: "This is just not true, since among the continental states we happen to rank next to the bottom. In my...

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