Meet Christopher A. Crofts
By Stephanie Woodrow | December 9, 2021 5:26 pm

Christopher A. Crofts (University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming College of Law) has been nominated to replace Kelly Rankin as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.

His vitals:

  • Born in Lander, Wyo., in 1942.
  • Attended the University of Virginia in 1985 while in the FBI Academy.
  • Attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism during the summer of 1969.
  • Attended the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Criminology during the fall of 1962.
  • Has served as counsel to Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D-Wyo.) since June 2006.
  • Was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district from August 1990 to June 2006. Simultaneously was detailed to the Justice Department’s Office of Overseas Prosecution Development and Training in Iraq from November 2005 to June 2006.
  • Worked as the director of the division of criminal investigation in the Office of the Attorney General from July 1981 to August 1990.
  • Served as a legal adviser in the division of criminal investigation in the Office of the Attorney General from March, 1978 to July, 1981.
  • Was a part-time county judge in Fremont County, Wyo.,  from August 1976 to March 1978.
  • Worked as an associate at Hamilton and Hursh, P.C. in Riverton, Wyo., from January 1975 to August 1976.
  • Was an associate at the law firm led by Elmer C. Winters, who died in 1987.
  • Worked as a part-time city attorney in Lander, Wyo.
  • Was an English-social studies teacher at Laramie Junior High School in Laramie, Wyo., during the 1969-1971 school years.
  • Was an active duty Army Officer from March 1965 to May 1969. Was in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Wyoming. Received an honorable discharge at the rank of captain.
  • Tried approximately 40 to 50 cases to trial, serving as sole counsel on almost all of the cases.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Crofts reported assets of $4.6 million (mostly from an undeveloped plot his owns valued at $3.5 million). He has $2,500 in liabilities in the form of secured notes payable to banks. Crofts has a net worth of $4.6 million.

On his Office of Government Ethics disclosure he reported earning a $127,550 salary from his job in the governor’s office. This salary covers 2008 and most of 2009.


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