|Roy O. West|
|30th United States Secretary of the Interior|
July 25, 1928 - March 4, 1929
|Ray Lyman Wilbur|
October 27, 1868|
Georgetown, Illinois, United States
November 29, 1958 (aged 90)|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Resting place||Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Louise McWilliams West|
Owen August West|
Helen West Cannon
|Alma mater||DePauw University|
West was born in Georgetown, Illinois, on October 27, 1868, the son of Helen Anna Yapp and Pleasant West. He graduated from DePauw University and was the admitted to the Illinois bar in 1890. West served as assistant attorney for the Cook County, Illinois and then as city attorney for Chicago. In 1898, West was elected to the Chicago Board of Review.
West formed a close political alliance with future Governor of Illinois Charles S. Deneen. West served as the Secretary to the GOP National Committee from 1924 until 1928. President Coolidge appointed West United States Secretary of the Interior from 1928 until before Hoover's inauguration in 1929, but after his cabinet service, West returned to Illinois. He was a member of the National Methodist Board of Education from 1936 to 1940. During World War II, West worked as a federal hearing officer for conscientious objector cases.