Robert Davis Carey
Robert Davis Carey was born in Cheyenne, August 12, 1878, his parents being Joseph Maull and Louisa (David) Carey. His father, Joseph M. Carey, served the state of Wyoming in many offices, including that of United States senator and governor. Robert Davis Carey was educated in Cheyenne public schools and the Hill School at Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He afterward entered Yale University, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts as a member of the class of 1900.
In 1900 he was located at Careyhurst in Converse county, Wyoming, where he has since resided and has been actively engaged in ranching and farming. He is vice president of J. M. Carey & Brother, Inc., which company has interests in Laramie, Converse and Natrona counties, Wyoming. In 1910 he became vice president and general manager of the Wyoming Development Company and the Wheatland Industrial Company, which companies developed what is known as the "Wheatland Colony" at Wheatland, Wyoming, which is one of the most successful irrigation enterprises in the state. He has always taken a great interest in agriculture and is a great believer in the future of the agricultural possibilities of the state. He is interested in the cattle business and for four years served as president of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association. For two years he was president of the Wyoming State Fair Commission.
In 1908 Mr. Carey was nominated by the republicans of Converse county for the legislature, but declined to run and was chosen chairman of the republican central committee of Converse county. In 1912 he was a follower of Theodore Roosevelt in. his fight and became a member of the progressive national committee. In 1916 he was elected a member of the board of county commissioners of Converse county and served as chairman of the board for two years. In August, 1917, he was appointed a member of the state highway commission and was chosen chairman of the commission.
On September 5, 1903, Mr. Carey was united in marriage to Julia B. Freeman, daughter of Brigadier General H. B. Freeman, U. S. A., and they have two children, Sarah D. and Joseph M. At this time Mr. Carey is a candidate for the republican nomination for governor.