Michael Durgain

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Michael Durgain

Michael Durgain is long term resident of Cottonwood Arizona. Durgain spent his youth in Laramie, Wyoming, where he worked in the city's public library. "I've owned a couple of book stores," he said. Durgain is library director at Mingus Union High School.

Chair of Cottonwood's Library Board, Durgain is also on the planning committee for the upcoming April 22-24 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival and has served on the Audubon Society's board for five years.[1]

Favored working with the Socialists

In 1980, a group of Western New American Movement supporters, including Michael Durgain of Laramie, issued a statement to the National Conference urging closer ties to the Socialist Party USA.[2]

We the undersigned Colorado-Wyoming NAM members. and friends, favor closer work between and the Socialist Party USA.

DSA contact

In the early 1980s Michael Durgain was Laramie Wyoming contact for Democratic Socialists of America.


  1. Spotlight on Volunteers - Michael Durgain
  2. Resolutions packet for the 1980 NAM convention, page 10