|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1869|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1949|
B.A. and M.A., Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Member of the KY, WY, and American Bar Associations
A master wordsmith and consummate journalist, Mr. Deming arrived in Cheyenne in 1901 to assume a long and distinguished tenure as the editor of the Wyoming Tribune Newspaper.
By 1902, he was a WY legislator. His leadership and advocacy for governmental funds placed in deposit to draw interest became realized in 1907.
Mr. Deming is responsible for the establishment of the WY State Department of Agriculture. Furthering the vision of Henry Coffeen (# 6854226), he championed a breaking up of Wyoming's original mega ranch lands for the development of semi-arid farming. The endeavor was controversial and prolonged. Mr. Deming prevailed. "His faith, persistence and the years of publicity he gave it overcame both doubt and prejudice and made arid farming secure."
Mr. Deming's pen and his integrity played a major role in Wyoming's establishement of an independent judiciary; workman's compensation;
primary elections; and public utilities regulation.
Source: History of Wyoming, I.S. Bartlett, Editor, 1918.
-submitted by Clint Black, Sep 2011
Beth El Cemetery
Plot: Sec E Lot 98 Sp C
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29157410
Hats off to Bill Deming, a distinguished Wyoming patriot!|
Added: Sep. 16, 2011