WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis and Senator Mike Enzi commented late today on the death of former Wyoming Senator Malcolm Wallop.

Rep. Lummis said,  “It is with deep sadness that Al and I learned of Senator Wallop’s death. I first met Senator Wallop when he was a Wyoming legislator briefing college students on legislative issues. I was one of those college students. Senator Wallop’s knowledge of conservation and public lands issues was impressive then, and only grew over the years. Wyoming owes Senator Wallop a debt of gratitude for the way he spoke for Wyoming people during the years when the battle cry was, ‘Cattle free by ’93,’ a slogan used by anti-public lands groups. On energy, on agriculture, on public lands issues, Senator Wallop was all Wyoming, all the time. I salute a great man who did great things for his state.”

Senator Mike Enzi stated, “Wyoming was very fortunate to have Malcolm Wallop representing us in the Senate for 18 years.  For all of his three terms, he was a powerful and effective presence in Congress that ensured the people of Wyoming were heard and their concerns were addressed.  Although there are many accomplishments I could mention, I think none would make him more proud than the Congressional Awards program that he helped to create.  Over the years it has served to inspire countless young Americans to believe in themselves and their ability to change the world – beginning in their own backyard.  Thanks to his initiative the young people of our nation will continue to dare to do great things in the service of their neighbors and their communities. I cannot think of a better way for Malcolm to be remembered.”

Senator Malcom Wallop was born in New York City, February 27, 1933; attended public school in Big Horn, Wyo., and the Cate School, Carpenteria, Calif. He graduated fromYale University in 1954 after which, he served 2 years in the United States Army and was a businessman and cattle rancher. Wallop served in the Wyoming house of representatives from 1969 to1972; an as a member of the Wyoming senate from1973 to 1976. Senator Wallop was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976, and served from 1977 to 1995. Wallop later founded Frontiers of Freedom Institute in 1994 to study issues related to Constitutional freedoms; member, Commission to Assess U.S. National Security Space Management and Organization from  2000-2001.