ARTHUR H. MARBLE.
Arthur H. Marble belongs to that class of citizen who never wait for opportunity to knock twice. He may have heard the old saying that opportunity knocks but once. He never takes the risk of losing his chance and his intense activity and indefatigable enterprise have enabled him to advance steadily step by step in business connections and he is now a prominent figure in financial circles of Wyoming as the president of the Stock Growers National Bank of Cheyenne.
He was born in butler, Missouri, on the 9th of August, 1870, and is a son of Gilbert and Almira V. (Hall) Marble. His parents on leaving Missouri removed to the Black Hills of South Dakota during the childhood days of their son Arthur and continued residents of that district until called to the home beyond. In their family were but one son and one daughter.
.Arthur H. Marble pursued his education in the public schools of the Black Hills district and in young manhood entered upon his business career as a clerk with a trust company in Deadwood, South Dakota. Throughout the entire intervening period he has been identified with the banking business, with which he has become thoroughly familiar in principle and detail. He has been engaged in banking on his own account for a long period. He organized a bank at Bellefourche, South Dakota, and was its cashier for thirteen years. He then removed to Cheyenne to become Vice president and manager of the Stock Growers National Bank and in 1913 was elected to the presidency, since which time he has bent his efforts to constructive work, to administrative direction and executive control. His efforts are not concentrated alone upon this institution, for he is an officer and director of a dozen or more banks scattered throughout the west and in fact is one of the leading figures in financial circles in this section of the country. He is a man of keen and ready discrimination who seems almost intuitively to recognize the possibilities and the drawbacks of every business situation. He therefore makes it his purpose to eliminate the latter and to utilize the former to the best advantage and his powers of organization have enabled him to coordinate seemingly diverse interests into a complex and unified whole. He is the bank manager for Clay, Robinson & Company, which has a large number of banks, and he makes Cheyenne his home.
In 1915 Mr. Marble was united in marriage to Miss Hilda Macauley. His political support is given to the republican party and he is well known in Masonic circles having taken the various degrees of the York and Scottish rites, while in his life he exemplifies the beneficent spirit upon which the craft is based. He is also identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was likewise a factor in organizing the Cheyenne Industrial Club, of which he became the first president. It was formed to advance the interests of the city along the lines of trade and of civic improvement and the impetus which he gave it during his presidency has been continuously felt to the present time. He is also a member of the Country Club and his religious faith is indicated in his identification with the Episcopal church. He is active in all those interests which pertain to the advancement of Cheyenne or to the upbuilding of the state and is a man of marked ability that has qualified him for leadership and placed him in a prominent position among the men who are the real upbuilders of Wyoming.