WALLACE C. BOND.
Wallace C. Bond, who has rendered important consular service to his country and who is now actively identified with the business interests of Cheyenne, where he is handling insurance and real estate, bonds and live stock, is possessed of that strong quality of perseverance that stops not before reaching the successful attainment of his purpose. His plans are always well defined and carefully executed and he is regarded as a most valuable addition to the business interests of Cheyenne. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he was born on the 29th of January, 1875, and is a son of George H. and Jane (Redman) Bond. The father was engaged in the wholesale nursery business and now resides at Sydney, Australia. The mother, however, has passed away.
Wallace C. Bond, the eldest of a family of six children, is indebted to the public and high schools of New Brunswick, New Jersey for his educational privileges to some extent, although on account of delicate health he could not attend school as other children did and much of the time had a private tutor. In young manhood he accepted a clerical position with the Ninth National Bank of New York and in 1896 he removed westward to Cheyenne. Here he turned his attention to ranching and to newspaper work, in which he was engaged for three years, or until the 1st of January, 1899, when he became private secretary to Governor De Forest Richards, and at the death of the governor acted for a short time as private secretary to Acting Governor Chatterton. In 1904 he became owner and editor of the Cheyenne State Leader, succeeding his father-in-law, E. A. Slack, in the management of the paper. In 1907 he was appointed consul to Aden, Arabia, and in 1908 was transferred to the consulship at Karachi, India. In 1909 further promotion came to him in his appointment as consul general at Copenhagen, Denmark, where he remained until 1911, when he resigned his position and returned to Cheyenne. He then established an insurance, real estate and bond business, in which he has prospered, having an extensive clientage. He also handles live stock on an extensive scale and his business interests have been so carefully and intelligently directed that success in large measure has rewarded his efforts.
On the 19th of October, 1899. Mr. Bond was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Louise Slack, a niece of John M. Palmer, at one time United States senator and governor of Illinois. Mr.and Mrs. Bond hold membership in the Episcopal church and fraternally he is a Mason. He has taken the Knights Templar degree of the York Rite and the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite. He is a past commander of Wyoming Commandery, a past master of Kadosh Consistory of Wyoming and a past master of Acacia Lodge, No. 1, F. & A. M. He belongs to the Industrial Club and he gives his political allegiance to the republican party.
Mr. Bond is modest and unassuming in manner, but the public recognizes his worth as a business man and attests his valuable service in consular positions. Those who know him, and he has a wide acquaintance, entertain for him warm regard and Cheyenne has reason to be proud that he has cast in his lot here, for his determined purpose, his ready adaptability and his business enterprise are contributing much to the material progress of the city, while at all times he stands for those interests which feature in the public welfare and which support affairs of civic virtue and of civic pride.