Granville Stuart is known as “The Father of Montana.” And during his years there, he was a miner, built (and lost) a huge cattle operation, led vigilantes against outlaws, oversaw the state prison, and was president of the first state college. He became ambassador to Uruguay and Paraguay in the mid 1890s. He also served in the territorial legislature.
Stuart was a man of action—so his last official position seems a bit odd. Between 1905 and 1914, he served as librarian of the Butte Public Library. Stuart loved books and would eventually write his own.