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John C. Ostlund

Jesse Russell

Published May 9th 2012
ISBN : 9785512666869
Paperback
144 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Chapman Ostlund (September 29, 1927-April 27, 2004) was a diversified businessman from Gillette and Cheyenne, Wyoming, who served in the Wyoming State Senate from 1973 to 1978, when he resigned to seekMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Chapman Ostlund (September 29, 1927-April 27, 2004) was a diversified businessman from Gillette and Cheyenne, Wyoming, who served in the Wyoming State Senate from 1973 to 1978, when he resigned to seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination. As the GOP nominee, he came within 1 percentage point of unseating Democratic Governor Edgar Herschler of Kemmerer in Lincoln County in western Wyoming. Ostlund lost his sight in 1985 because of complications from diabetes. Thereafter, he became an advocate of the blind and penned his memoirs to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Smithtown, New York.