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RONCALIO, Teno, a Representative from Wyoming; born in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyo., March 23, 1916; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., 1947; United States Army, 1941-1946; staff, United States Senate Library, 1940-1941; lawyer, private practice; deputy prosecuting attorney of Laramie County, Wyo., 1950-1956; chair of the Wyoming Democratic Central committee, 1957-1961; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, and national committeeman, 1969-1970; banker; member of the International Joint Commission, United States-Canada, 1961-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for renomination to the Ninetieth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1966; elected to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1978 (January 3, 1971-December 30, 1978); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; served as Special Master in Wyoming's Big Horn adjudication of Indian Water Rights, 1979-1982; died on March 30, 2003, in Cheyenne, Wyo.; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

John F. Kennedy Library

Boston, MA
Oral History: 1965, 65 pages. An interview with Teno Roncalio.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film Reels: 1966-1972, 27 commercials on 5 film reels. The commercials were used during Teno Roncalio's campaigns for the 1966 U.S. senatorial and the 1970 and 1972 U.S. congressional elections in Wyoming, Democratic Party.

University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center

Laramie, WY
Papers: 1937-1978, 55 cubic feet The papers of Teno Roncalio contain legislative records and press relations/media activities records, consisting of press releases, newspaper scrapbooks, bill files, budget files. Subjects documented include land use, the International Joint Commission, as well as Project Plowshare, Project Wagon Wheel, and mining. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Democratic Party of Wyoming Records, 1952-1967, 0.45 cubic foot. Subjects include Teno Roncalio.
Papers: In the Gale W. McGee General Correspondence Files, 1959-1974, 120.6 cubic feet. Other authors include Teno Roncalio.
Papers: In the Wagon Wheel Information Committee Records, 1960-1996, 8.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Teno Roncalio.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Teno Roncalio, Democratic Representative from Wyoming. Washington, D.C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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