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Alfred M. Pence Law Scholarship

Alfred (“Al”) M. Pence (J.D. ’29), began practicing law upon graduation from the University of Wyoming College of Law, first as a city attorney, notably shutting down the last of Laramie’s brothels, and then going on to a lifetime career as a litigator. He was a litigator up until the day he died—he passed away in 1980 and had a jury trial the week prior to his death. Al also served in the Army during WWII and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. UW presented him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977. Al and his wife, Mary Lou, a local historian and author, were great supporters of the community. In 1945, the firm was formed; thus began the proud and established tradition of Pence and MacMillan: Wyoming attorneys since 1945.’