GEORGE H. BROWN.
  
GEORGE H. BROWN.
The Western Hotel of Sheridan, Wyoming, which for a number of years has been ably conducted by George H. Brown, manager and proprietor, is recognized as one of the leading hotels of this part of the state. Since Mr. Brown has taken charge it has gained popularity and its patrons today come from far and wide to enjoy a pleasant sojourn under its hospitable roof.
George H. Brown was born in Polk county, Nebraska, November 5. 1878, and therefore is a western man by birth and also by inclination. He is a son of James and Sophronia (Grant) Brown. the latter a relative of President Grant. The parents were both born in Iowa, but their marriage was solemnized in Nebraska. Later on they removed to Oregon, where the father was successfully engaged along various lines, passing away in 1917, but the mother survives. To this union were born ten children, all of whom are living.
George H. Brown attended the public schools of Nebraska in the pursuit of his preliminary education, subsequently entering Highland Park College at Des Moines, Iowa, from which he was graduated as a pharmacist in order to prepare himself for the drug business. In 1899 he came to Sheridan and engaged in this line on his own account. opening a drug store which under his management soon became profitable. He had a well appointed store and because he carried medicines of recognized standard value, soon gained a gratifying trade. After several years, however, he decided to engage in the hotel business and has since become the owner and manager of the Western Hotel at Sheridan. In the management of this enterprise he has proven himself thoroughly adapted to the position of a hotel man and his hostelry is renowned for the excellent treatment which his guests receive. All of his employes are trained to manifest politeness toward the guests, who find in his place not only all modern conveniences but also those homelike surroundings so much desired and appreciated by the traveling public. The popularity of the Western Hotel must be largely ascribed to the genial personality of Mr. Brown. who considers no personal effort too great if it will enhance the comfort of those who partake of his hospitality.
Mr. Brown has always taken a lively and helpful interest in the progress of his city and has been connected with a number of movements which have proved of great benefit to the community welfare. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and while he has supported more or less the candidates of this organization, he has not been absolutely partisan. As far as his own desires are concerned, public office has no attraction for him and he has preferred to execute his public duties as a private citizen and voter. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, belonging to the local lodge, and is popular in this organization. Since Mr. Brown first came to Sheridan he has in large measure earned the respect of his fellow citizens, who appreciate him as a straightforward business man, a public-spirited citizen and one who is always loyal to his obligations.