Casper, Wyo. - Former Wyoming and U.S. Congressman John Wold has died.
He passed away Sunday night at age 100. Wold was also an energy businessman from Casper who ran Wold Oil and Gas.
Wold served in the Wyoming legislature from 1957 to 1959 and was the state's Republican chairman from 1960 to 1964. Washington then came calling and he served in the House from 1969 to 1971.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the passing of Wold.
“Bobbi and I join all of Wyoming in mourning the loss of Wyoming legend John Wold.
“As a former U.S. Congressman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, John did it all. He truly exemplified our Wyoming values and Western spirit. Even after retiring from public office, he never stopped working for the people of Wyoming. John and his wife Jane were famous for their kind hearts and their generosity to organizations across our great state. As a professional geologist, John’s contributions to the mining industry revolutionized the way our nation extracts minerals today.
“I will miss John’s friendship and his love for all things Wyoming. Bobbi and I send our heartfelt condolences to his children Peter, Jack, and Priscilla, and the entire Wold family.”