CHEYENNE -- Former Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Walter Urbigkit died Monday in Cheyenne.

Urbigkit would have been 84 on Nov. 9.

He served in the Wyoming House as a Democrat from 1973 to 1985, including two years as House Minority Leader.

In 1985, former Gov. Ed Herschler appointed Urbigkit to the state Supreme Court. He served as chief justice from 1992 to '93. He lost his bid for a second term in the 1994 general election.

Urbigkit practiced law in Cheyenne until the time of his death.

A native of Burris, he was a graduate of the University of Wyoming and won its Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 1992.

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