RONCALIO, Teno, (1916 - 2003)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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.


Bibliography

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