New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Family Has Deep Wyoming Ties
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch comes from a family with deep ties to Wyoming.
Gorsuch's mother was born in Casper and led the Environmental Protection Agency under Ronald Reagan. His family was prominent in the Saratoga area back when Wyoming was a territory.
Gorsuch was sworn in Monday to replace Antonin Scalia, who died last year.
Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, was born in Casper. Her less than two years as EPA chief included rolling back regulation and significant cuts to the agency.
Gorsuch's great-great-grandfather, Frederick Wolf, was a German immigrant who worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Wolf built the Hotel Wolf in Saratoga.
The Hotel Wolf is still open and a local landmark in Saratoga.