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Robert A. Baldwin


Robert A. Baldwin, prominent as a farmer and stockman and serviceable to the community as an attorney at law, came to Wyoming in 1892. He was born at Keokuk, Iowa on February 4, 1864 of parents who were natives of Ohio, J. V. and Emeline (Beardsley) Baldwin. While he was yet a child his parents removed with his family to Fillmore County, Nebraska where he grew to manhood and was educated. After leaving school he was engaged in teaching for a time and during his work in this line he studied law. In 1889 he was admitted to practice and a year later removed to Scotts Bluff County and was employed as principal of the Gering Schools, remaining there in that capacity two years. He then in 1892 came to Wyoming and selecting Bighorn County as his permanent home, he located on the land, which he now owns and occupies taking up a homestead as the nucleus of his splendid ranch of 640 acres. To the improvement of this he has seduo9uso7 devoted himself, and has brought it to a fine state of development, equipped it with good buildings and fences and adorned it with shrubbery artistically disposed. His herd consists of 250 fine cattle t whose care he gives the most continual and skillful attention and their condition shows the benefit of the effort. He is also one of the most extensive growers of hogs in the county, dealing in this branch of the stock industry on a scale of great magnitude. In the political affairs of the county, Mr. Baldwin takes an active and potent interest being always found in the van of his partys efforts for supremacy. He is an ardent Republican from the beginning of his residence in the county being prominent and influential in the councils of that political organization. He served as the chairman of its first county convention in Bighorn county, and has many times since been useful in stations of prominence in its work, In Fillmore county, Nebraska on August 7, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Lona A. Dams, a native of Illinois, They have one child, their graceful daughter Ruth R. Baldwin.

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