CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal as a federal judge for the District of Wyoming.
Governor Dave Freudenthal submitted his wife's name to President Barack Obama last year, along with two other candidates, for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. Nancy Freudenthal will replace Judge Clarence Brimmer, who's retiring.
Nancy Freudenthal is a lawyer in private practice in Cheyenne with the law firm of Davis and Cannon. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on her nomination January.
Elly Pickett, a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, says Enzi and Sen. John Barrasso called Freudenthal to congratulate her after the Senate vote on Wednesday.