|ALBERT D. WALTON.|
Albert D. Walton, successfully engaged in the practice
of law in Cheyenne, was born in Dundee, Yates county, New York, on
the 22d of February, 1886, a son of Griffin B. and Emma (Douglass)
Walton. The father is a farmer by occupation and has devoted his life
to that pursuit in order to provide for the support of his family,
consisting of wife and four children, two sons and two daughters.
Albert D. Walton, the youngest of the family, was graduated from the high school of Dundee, New York, with the class of 1904. He determined upon the practice of law as a life work and with that end in view matriculated in the Michigan State University, where he won his LL. B. degree, being graduated from the Ann Arbor institution with the class of 1907. He was then admitted to practice law in the courts of Michigan and of New York and entered upon his profession as a member of the firm of Gridley & Walton at Penn Yan, New York, where he remained until 1910. It was in April of the latter year that he became a resident of Wyoming and has since been identified with the bar of this state. He was a candidate for prosecuting attorney of Laramie county in 1912 and in 1914 was again made the candidate of his party but met defeat by a small majority. He enjoys a large private practice which has constantly grown in volume and importance and he is legal adviser to the county treasurer concerning delinquent tax matters. He is very careful in the preparation of his cases, is dear in his reasoning and logical in his deductions. An excellent presence, an earnest manner, marked strength of character, a thorough grasp of the law and the ability to accurately apply its principles make him an effective and successful advocate, while his comprehensive understanding of the principles of jurisprudence renders him a wise counselor. At present Mr. Walton is serving as city attorney, of Cheyenne, his term covering the years from 1918 to 1920. His high legal qualifications well fit him for this important position.
On the 23d of June, 1915, Mr. Walton was united in marriage to Miss Harriet G. Lund. Mr. Walton's military experience covers service as a first lieutenant of the Wyoming National Guard. He was commissioned on the 30th of November, 1912, becoming a first lieutenant on the 18th of July, 1913, and served with that rank until February, 1914, when he resigned. In politics he is a stalwart republican and was chairman of the Laramie county republican central committee from 1916 until 1918. He is active in the affairs of his party and his opinions carry weight in its local ranks. Fraternally he is a Mason, belonging to Cheyenne Lodge, No. 1, A. F. & A. M.; Wyoming Consistory, No. 1, A. & A. S. R.; and Cheyenne Chapter, No. 1, R. A. M. He is likewise identified with the Young Men's Literary Club and with the Commercial Club. His interests are broad and his activities varied, his efforts in many ways touching those things which have to do with the welfare, progress and upbuilding of city and state. That he is at all times actuated by a public-spirited devotion to the general good is above question.