A woman who served Wyoming as Secretary of State for 24 years has died. Thyra Thomson died Tuesday at the age of 96.
She was elected to the office in 1962, just two years after her husband Congressman and U-S Senator-elect Keith Thomson died of a heart attack. Thyra Thomson served until 1987. Thomson was an advocate for comparable worth, equal pay for women and affordable day care. During a 1993 interview for the state archive’s she noted that wage disparity was a serious issue and tried to work on it.
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is joining a nationwide effort to warn business owners about what is known as business identity theft.
Maxfield says thieves have been able to take on the identity of a business by taking over businesses that are either recently dissolved or about to be dissolved. He says thieves get the company reinstated and then change key information so that they have control of the business.
“Charging huge accounts to that business and basically causing financial ruins to the owners of the businesses.”