Judge Glenn Parker Law Scholarship
Glenn grew up in the Big Horn, Wyoming area. After graduating from high school, he taught school and trapped muskrats to get into University of Wyoming. He did janitor work and weekend jobs to pay for his education until graduation. He was accepted as a Rhodes scholar, however, Wyoming University was not an accredited school at the time, so he couldn’t get in. He taught school at Casper where he met and married Ruth Beggs. He became enthused with the law and studied in the office of a Casper attorney. He took a correspondence course and returned to Wyoming Law School in 1926.
Passing the bar, he practiced in Laramie being City Attorney for one term and County Prosecuting Attorney for ten years. He served in the Judge Advocate General Department in WWII. He was asked to be a part-time instructor at Wyoming Law school which he continued to do for over 25 years. At one time he had taught a class to more than 50% of the practicing lawyers in the state. After the war, he returned to practice in Laramie until 1949 when he was appointed District Judge of the Second Judicial District. In 1955 he was appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court, serving until 1975, including two terms as Chief Justice. Upon retirement from the Supreme Court, he joined a Hirst Applegate to practice law.