Hugh Hageman is a 4th generation rancher from Goshen County. His great grandfather brought cattle up from Texas and settled around Orrin Junction. The family ranched in that area and later his father and mother ranched north of Douglas. Hugh was born in Douglas, Wyoming in 1961. Later that same year, the family bought a ranch in Goshen County and moved there. He graduated from Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School in 1979. He took classes at Eastern Wyoming College and went on to attend the University of Wyoming in 1980-1982 studying AG Business. He then returned to the family ranch where he currently resides. He married his wife, Lee, in 1987. Together they have 3 children: Brett (21), Carolyn (19), and Lane (15). He previously served on the LIngle-Ft. Laramie Conservation Board. Currently, Hugh serves on the Goshen County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, the Goshen County Fair Board, and the Lingle Presbyterian Church Session. He also volunteers as a 4-H leader and a church youth group leader. He enjoys attending his kids’ sports activities and functions, raising horses, and competing in a ranch rodeo now and then.