Chatterton, Fenimore, 1860-1958

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Dates:
Birth 1860-07-21
Death 1958-05-09

Biographical notes:

Chatterton (1860-1958) was born in New York and came to Wyoming in 1878 to work as a sutler at Fort Steele. He later operated a general store in Saratoga, Wyoming, and was elected as a state senator in 1890 for Carbon and Niobrara counties. From 1891-1892 Chatterton attended the University of Michigan's law school and from 1894-1898 he served as Carbon County attorney. In 1898 he was elected secretary of state and served as acting governor from April 1903 to January 1905 to fill the term of DeForest Richards, who had died in office.

In 1906 he moved to Riverton, Wyoming, where he practiced law and was also involved in water development projects in Fremont County for the Wyoming Central Irrigation Company. He served on the Wyoming Public Service Commission from 1927-1933 and retired to Arvada, Colorado in 1937. He was married in 1900 to Stella Wyland (d. 1954) and they had two daughters, Eleanor (1901-1993) and Constance (b. 1904).

From the description of Fenimore Chatterton papers, 1863-1977, (bulk 1904-1954). (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 33975416

Fenimore Chatterton was born in New York and came to Wyoming in 1878 to work as a sutler at Fort Steele. He later operated a general store in Saratoga, Wyoming, and was elected as a state senator in 1890 for Carbon and Niobrara counties. From 1891-1892 Chatterton attended the University of Michigan’s law school and from 1894-1898 he served as Carbon County attorney. In 1898 he was elected secretary of state and served as acting governor from April 1903 to January 1905 to fill the term of DeForest Richards, who died in office.

In 1906 he moved to Riverton, Wyoming, where he practiced law and was also involved in water development projects in Fremont County for the Wyoming Central Irrigation Company. He served on the Wyoming Public Service Commission from 1927-1933 and retired to Arvada, Colorado in 1937. He was married to Stella Wyland and they had two daughters, Eleanor and Constance.

From the guide to the Fenimore Chatterton Papers, 1863-1977, 1904-1954, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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Subjects:

  • Water resources development
  • Water resources development--Wyoming--Fremont County

Occupations:

  • Businessmen
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Wyoming (as recorded)
  • Wyoming (as recorded)
  • Riverton (Wyo.) (as recorded)
  • Wyoming--Fremont County (as recorded)
  • Riverton (Wyo.) (as recorded)