ROCK SPRINGS – The Community Education Program at Western Wyoming Community College is offering a history class on state political figures in which participants will read and discuss biographies of three influential Wyomingites. Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Jessica Clark, Ph.D., will lead the four class discussions from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 17, and Dec. 10 at the Java Peddler, 612 Broadway St. in Rock Springs.
Subjects of this semester’s book club include: Henry A. Coffeen, the Sheridan County politician who figured prominently in Wyoming’s 1889 Constitutional Convention, which is recounted in historian Mike Mackey’s Henry A.Coffeen: A Life in Politics; former Governor and U.S. Senator Lester Hunt, whose long career, and eventual suicide during the McCarthy era, is chronicled in author Rodger McDaniel’s book Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins; and retired U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson, whose distinguished 18-year Senate career earned him the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike, and whose achievements are chronicled in Donald Loren Hardy’s biography Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson.
The course fee is $40 and includes the cost of all three books. To register, or for more information, contact Rina Martinez in the Community Education Office at (307) 872-1323 (preferred method) or Mustang Central at (307) 382-1677.