Robert B. Forsyth

Republican, Rock Springs
State Senate 1907-1911
State Auditor 1911-1919

Robert B. Forsyth was born in Newburg. Ontario, Canada, May 12, 1874; educated in the public schools of Newburg, and in the high school of Harrowsmith, Ontario; telegraph operator and train dispatcher for the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1890-1891: employed by the Union Pacific Railroad at Rock Springs, Wyoming, as operator and train dispatcher 1891-1898; head bookkeeper of the Union Pacific Coal Company, Rock Springs, 1898-1904, and manager 1904-1906; secretary of the J. P. McDermott Merchandise Company, Rock Springs, 1906-1910: affiliated with the Republican Party; mayor of Rock Springs, 1905-1906; elected to the State senate, serving from 1907 until 1911; elected State Auditor for two terms, serving from January 2, 1911 until January 6, 1919; as State Auditor was ex-officio Insurance Commissioner; and by virtue of this office he was ex-officio Insurance Commissioner until March 1919, when he was appointed first State Insurance Commissioner upon the creation of this office as an independent department: died March 16, 1931, in Cheyenne; interment Cheyenne, Wyoming.