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JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF WYOMING
DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THIS VOLLME.
Cyru's Beard, Chief Justice.
CHARLES E. BI.YDENBURGH, Justice.
Clerk, Fred F. FOBES.
Deputy Attorney General, Vincent Carter.
DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THIS VOLUME.
First District, WILLIAM C. MENTZER, Cheyenne.
RALPH KIMBALI., Lander, from August 28, 1919.
Harry T. ILSLEY, Sundance, from May 17, 1920.
RICHARD H. SCOTT
HONORABLE RICHARD H. Scott, Justice of the Supreme Court of Wyoming from February 24, 1906, and Chief Justice from January 4, 1913, to January 4, 1915, died at Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the 26th day of September, 1917. He was born on September 3, 1858, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and was educated in the public schools and the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, graduating from said Academy with the Class of 1880. He served for one year in the Navy after graduation, then resigned from the service and entered upon the study of law. He located at Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, on July 5, 1886, where he entered upon and continued the practice of the law until his election as District Judge of the First Judicial District at the first State election in 1890. He was elected and served as a member of the Wyoming Constitutional Convention in 1889. He occupied the office of District Judge aforesaid from 1890 until 1906, and until his appointment, on February 3, 1906, as Justice of the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Justice Van Orsdel, and continued to hold that office by election at the next general election and by subsequent re-election until his death.
At the session of the Supreme Court on October 1, 1917, the first day of the October, 1917, term, the following proceedings occurred in said Court:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEATH OF JUSTICE RICHARD H. Scott. The Chief Justice said:
"It is with profound sorrow that the members of this Court announce the death of their late associate, Mr. Justice Richard H. Scott. After an illness lasting many months, but during most of which time he was able to be up and around but not to do any work, he passed away at St. John's Hospital in Cheyenne, September 26, 1917.
"Judge Scott had rendered most distinguished services to this State, and was able, genial, kindly, and possessed the very highest ideals. He was elected District Judge of the First Judicial District at the first State election in 1890, at that time residing in the town of Sundance, in Crook County. Soon thereafter he removed to Cheyenne, then in the same judicial district, and he was subsequently twice re-elected as Judge of said district, serving in that office about sixteen years, when he was appointed to succeed Mr. Justice Van Orsdel, upon the latter's resignation, as a Justice of this Court. Thereafter he was elected and re-elected, serving as Justice and Chief Justice, alternately, under the Constitution, until the date of his death. He was a most useful citizen, a devoted husband and father, and his death is mourned throughout the entire State. Out of respect to his memory, it is ordered that the entrance to the Supreme Court and the court room be appropriately draped with crepe for thirty days, and that the Court now adjourn."
Thereafter memorial resolutions adopted by the Bar of the respective counties named therein were presented to the Court and ordered to be spread at large upon the journal.