Ishmael C. Jeffris

Republican, Newcastle
State Representative 1905-1911
State Senator 1911-1919
State Auditor 1919-1923

Ishmael C. Jeffris was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1863; educated in the public schools of Chester County, a student of Eastman National Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York; engaged in the mercantile business in the East for several years; located in the vicinity of Newcastle, Wyoming in 1902, as general manager of the Kent and Bissel Cattle Company; vice president of the Weston County Bank, Newcastle for several years; affiliated with the Republican Party; elected five times to the State Legislature, three times to the house; serving from 1905 until 1911, and twice to the senate, 1911-1919; elected mayor of Newcastle, 1913-1914; elected State Auditor in 1918, serving from January 6, 1919 until January 1, 1923; died January 2, 1942 in Denver, Colorado; interment Cheyenne, Wyoming.