|HOMER T. LAMB.|
Homer T. Lamb, president and treasurer of the Red Bank
Oil Company and now a resident of Denver, has been actively connected
with many important business interests which have to do with the
upbuilding and development of Basin and Bighorn county, Wyoming. He
has been particularly well known in connection with the
promotion of oil and gas projects and along those lines is now
actively engaged. He was born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania, January 26,
1878, a son of Thomas G. and Jennette (Patterson) Lamb. The public
school system of his, native state afforded him his educational
privileges and after his textbooks were put aside and he entered
upon active business he became identified with oil and gas interests.
Moving westward at various periods, he has been a pioneer of
Illinois, of Kansas, of Oklahoma and of Wyoming. He drilled the first
well at Greybull, Wyoming, and built the gas line into Greybull and into
Basin. He also established the first nitro factory in Wyoming and he
built the Greybull Refinery at Greybull. He is now extensively
interested in the Lamb Drilling Company, the Wyoming Gas
Company, the Midwest Refining Company and the Petroleum Exploration
Company, being president of the Lamb Drilling Company of Basin and
vice president of the Wyoming Gas Company. He is also identified with
banking interests as a director of the Basin State Bank.
On the 28th of November, 1901, in Warren, Indiana, Mr. Lamb was united in marriage to Miss Clara O'Neil, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Neil. To them have been born three children, Margaret Z., Homer T., Jr., and Ruth.
The religious faith of the family is that of the Presbyterian church and Mr. Lamb also has membership with the Masons, having taken the degrees of the lodge. chapter, commandery, consistory and Mystic Shrine. In politics he is a republican and served as mayor of Greybull in 1910 and 1911. In 1917 he was elected to the city council of Basin and is now serving. His activities thus touch the general interests of society as well as the business affairs of the section of the state in which he has widely and successfully operated, contributing to the material progress and prosperity of Bighorn county as well as to the development of his individual fortunes.