Former Wyoming Senate President Hank Coe of Cody has died at the age of 74.
According to the Cody Enterprise newspaper, Coe died Thursday afternoon of pancreatic cancer. The paper says he was diagnosed with the disease in November.
Coe served in the Wyoming Legislature for three decades, including stints as Senate president and Vice President. He as a major influence on education issues in the legislature, chairing the Senate Education Committee from 2003 to 2020. Coe decided not to run for re-election to the Senate in 2020 after serving since 1989.