First, but Last? with Emy diGrappaMary Guthrie was born and raised in Newcastle, Wyoming.

She attended the University of Wyoming where she received a B.A. in English.

At the age of 36, she earned her Juris Doctorate and later served as a deputy Wyoming Attorney General.

Recently, she wrote the play ‘Wonderful Wyoming Women Voters’ about some of the notable women who made history in Wyoming.

In this episode, Mary talks about her motivation to go back to school at 36, the people who mentored her, and the delights and challenges of writing a screenplay.

“It doesn’t hurt for the state to be much smaller because it does give people opportunities that otherwise you might not have.” – Mary Guthrie

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“Given the fact that there are fewer people in Wyoming than other places, in some ways it’s much easier to establish connections.” – Mary Guthrie

Show Notes:

  • Why Mary’s family moved to Wyoming
  • What motivated Mary to write the play, ‘Wonderful Wyoming Women Voters’
  • The mission of the League of Women Voters
  • Why it is important to mentor young women
  • The first woman to attend a Republican national convention

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