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Wyoming: Flags Fly Half-Staff to Honor WY Supreme Court Justice

Written by on January 4, 2023

Richard Macy was a dedicated public servant and Wyomingite, serving on the Wyoming Supreme Court for fifteen years.

Governor Mark Gordon ordered the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags to fly at half-staff statewide today, Jan. 4, until sundown on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in honor and memory of Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Richard Macy.

Wyoming flag half-staff

Macy served on the Wyoming Supreme Court from 1985 until his retirement in 2000. He served as Chief Justice from 1992 through 1994.

According to Wikipedia, Richard Macy was born on June 30, 1930, in Saranac Lake, New York, to Edward and Gertrude Macy. The Macy family moved to Shell in 1943 to establish a bar and restaurant.

Macy attended Greybull High School, graduating in 1948. He then joined the United States Navy, served for four years, and returned to Wyoming.

Upon his return, he received a B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1955 and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1958. He entered private practice in Sundance and was the Crook County Attorney from 1970 to 1985.

During his career, he served on the Crook County School District #1 Board and was chairman of the Crook County Democratic Central Committee.

On May 2, 1985, Governor Edgar Herschler appointed Macy to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Macy served until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 on June 2, 2000.

Macy is survived by his wife, Emily, and three children: Anne, Patricia, and Mark.

Both flags will remain at half-staff until sundown on the day of Macy’s interment – Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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