|CHARLES L. RIGDON.|
Charles L. Rigdon, United States attorney at Cheyenne
and one of the prominent representatives of the profession in
Wyoming, was born in Jasper county, Illinois, on the 2d of March,
1876, and is a son of David B. and Mary E. (Coan) Rigdon. It was in
the year 1891 that the family came to Wyoming when Charles was a lad
of fifteen years, he being the only child. The father is still
Charles L. Rigdon acquired a public school education in Kansas, the family having removed from Illinois to Kansas during his early boyhood. He was a student in the high school at Plainville, that state, and came to Wyoming in 1898. In 1902 he was graduated from the University of Wyoming with the degree of B. A., and afterward matriculated in the law school of the University of Kansas, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL. B., completing his course in 1904. He then located for practice in Wheatland, Wyoming, where he remained until January 1, 1909, when he was elected prosecuting attorney for Laramie county and removed to Cheyenne. He filled the office so acceptably that he was elected for a second term and later he again entered upon the private practice of law, in which he continued for two years. He was then appointed United States attorney for Wyoming by President Wilson in 1914 and has since occupied the position. His previous official service and experience in private practice well qualified him for the duties that now devolve upon him. He is thoroughly versed in the law and displays marked ability in applying its principles.
On the 12th of June, 1907, Mr. Rigdon was united in marriage to Miss Etta Lund and to them have been born five children: Mary B., Harriett J., Ruth A., Louise E. and Charles L. The family occupies a prominent position in the social circles of Cheyenne and the hospitality of the Rigdon home is greatly enjoyed by their associates. Fraternally Mr. Rigdon is connected with the Masons and the Elks. He also has membership in the Industrial Club and the Country Club and he gains his recreation from motoring and golf. His political allegiance has always been given to the democratic party since he attained his majority. He is widely known in Wyoming, where he has now made his home for more than twenty years. Steadily working his way upward, he has succeeded in a calling in which advancement depends entirely upon individual merit and ability.