|ZINA E. SEVISON.|
Among Cheyenne's well known citizens is numbered Zina E.
Sevison, who is occupying the position of state highway engineer. He
was born in Michigan in June, 1884, a son of F. G. and Emma (Troy)
Sevison. The father is still living but the mother has passed away.
The son acquired a public and high school education, being graduated in Michigan, after which he entered the State University at Ann Arbor and completed a course of study in engineering work as a member of the class of 1906. He afterward engaged in engineering work with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Company and still later with the Arnold Company of Chicago. He arrived in Wyoming in 1907, taking up his abode in Cheyenne, and for one year he occupied the position of assistant city engineer. He afterward removed to Laramie, where he was engineer with the James Lake engineering project. He next went to Colorado and was associated with the Denver Reservoir & Irrigation Company. At a later period he became connected with the Arnold Company in Montana, and then went to Laramie, where he engaged in the private practice of his profession and also served as city and county engineer for four years. On the expiration of that period he was appointed to his present position as state highway engineer, the office having been established and organized on the 2d of April, 1917.
Mr. Sevison was united in marriage to Miss Ida Langheldt and they have one son. Mr. Sevison and his wife are consistent members of the Presbyterian church and are people of genuine worth, enjoying the warm regard and friendship of all with whom they have been brought in contact.
Mr. Sevison is well known in Masonic circles, having taken the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, while with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine he has crossed the sands of the desert, and is a Knight Templar. He is the first to occupy his present position as state highway engineer and therefore the duty of the organization and development of the interests of the office devolves upon him. He is giving much time to the work of organization in behalf of the state highways and is looking to future benefit and while recognizing the exigencies of the moment sees also the opportunities that are to come.