|JOHN ARNON WHITING.|
John Arnon Whiting, a civil engineer practicing his
profession in Cheyenne and specializing in irrigation projects, has
been well qualified by a thorough university training for the
onerous and responsible duties which devolve upon him ill this
connection. He has been a resident of Wyoming for about thirteen
years. His birthplace was Philadelphia, New York. He was there born
on the 3d of . February, 1878, his parents being William and Sarah
(Comstock) Whiting, the former now deceased. He pursued his education
in the schools of the Empire state and completed a high school course
in his native city. He next attended the Adams Collegiate Institute,
of which he is a graduate, and subsequently he matriculated for
professional training in the University of Michigan, where he entered
upon a civil engineering course and was graduated with the class of
1904. Soon afterward he came westward to Wyoming and was employed in
the office of the state engineer for one year. He then resigned his
position to engage in business on his own account and has since
successfully practiced his profession, giving especial attention to irrigation work. He has
closely studied the involved and important problems that have to do
with the development of the irrigation system and thoroughly
understands all of the scientific principles as well as the practical
phases of his work.
On the 7th of June, 1905, Mr. Whiting was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Hart and to them have been born three children, John A., Margaret and Dorothy.
Mr. Whiting is a stalwart advocate of republican principles, voting for the men and measures of the party because of a firm belief in the efficacy of its platform as a factor in good government. He has served as a member of the city council and at all times is interested in those projects and plans which have to do with civic progress and improvement. He is a Mason and, advancing steadily from the time that he took the three degrees of the lodge, he has become a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is fond of fishing and hunting and various phases of outdoor life, but his professional activities leave him few leisure hours. He concentrates his efforts and attention upon his duties as civil engineer and his high professional standing is indicated in the fact that he has been made a member of the state board of examining engineers. He believes in maintaining the highest professional standards—standards that will result in the utmost efficiency in service, and thus he is proving a most able member of the board.