|DOUGLAS A. PRESTON.|
Douglas A. Preston, who since 1911 has filled the office
of attorney general of Wyoming, dates his residence in the state from
1887 and through the intervening period of more than three
decades has been actively and prominently identified with the
upbuilding and progress of the state and has been actively engaged in
the practice of law throughout the entire period of his residence in
He was born in Olney, Illinois, December 19, 1858, and acquired a common school education while spending his boyhood days under the parental roof. He was admitted to the bar in Illinois and practiced in the courts of that state until 1887, when he removed to Wyoming. In Cheyenne he became a clerk in the office of Attorney General Donzelmann. A few months later he associated himself in general law practice with John R. Dixon, now of Denver, and took up his abode in Rawlins. The following year he became a resident of Lander and in 1895 removed to Rock Springs, where he made his home until 1912, following his appointment to the position of attorney general of the state by Governor Carey in 1911. He has since filled this responsible office, having been reappointed by Governor J. B. Kendrick in 1915, and the consensus of public opinion places him in the front rank among those who have occupied this position in the state.
In October 1912, Mr. Preston was united in marriage to Miss Anna Droullard. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. His political allegiance has always been given to the democratic party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1889 and a member of the Wyoming house of representatives from 1903 to 1905.