George Temple, who is filling the office of county
assessor of Goshen county and makes his home in Torrington, was born
in Gettysburg, South Dakota, on the 29th of July, 1885, but has been
a resident of Wyoming since August, 1905, arriving in this state when
a young man of twenty years. His parents are James and Janette (Hoag)
Temple, both of whom are living and are residents of Wisconsin. They
have a family of five sons, of whom George is the youngest. The
parents removed with their family to Wisconsin during the early
boyhood of George Temple and he pursued his education in the public
schools, mastering the branches of learning taught in successive
grades until he was graduated from the high school. He then secured a
position with the American Express Company and served in that
capacity until his removal to the west in August, 1905.
Making his way to Wyoming at that date, he located south of Lusk, where he became identified with live stock interests as a representative of the Badger Sheep & Cattle Company, with which he remained for four years. He then came to Cheyenne and entered the railway mail service, in which he continued for a year. He afterward returned to this locality and homesteaded in Goshen county, taking up the business of stock raising on his own account. In this business he is still engaged and his interests are wisely, carefully and successfully conducted.
On the 31st of December, 1912, in Sioux City, Iowa, Mr. Temple was united in marriage to Miss Albertine Miller and they have become the parents of three daughters, namely, Isabelle, May and Janette.
In his political views Mr. Temple is a republican and gives stalwart support to the party and its candidates. He has served as a member of the city council of Torrington and in the fall of 1916 he was elected to the office of assessor of Goshen county, having previously served in the position of deputy assessor for the northern part of the county. He is now making an excellent record in office, faithfully discharging his duties in a prompt, systematic and accurate manner. His fraternal connections are with the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias and he has many friends among his brethren of those organizations. In a word, he is widely and favorably known throughout the community in which he lives, for in business affairs he has been reliable and enterprising, in matters of citizenship progressive and at all times has been true to high standards of manhood.