KENDRICK, John Benjamin, (1857 - 1933)

Senate Years of Service: 1917-1933
Party: Democrat

Library of Congress

KENDRICK, John Benjamin, a Senator from Wyoming; born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., September 6, 1857; attended the public schools; moved to Wyoming in 1879 and settled on a ranch near Sheridan, where he engaged in the raising of cattle and sheep; member, State senate 1910-1914; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1913; Governor of Wyoming 1915-1917, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922 and 1928 and served from March 4, 1917, until his death at Sheridan, Wyo., November 3, 1933; chairman, Committee on Canadian Relations (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Public Lands and Surveys (Seventy-third Congress); interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Georgen, Cynde A. One Cowboy’s Dream: John B. Kendrick, His Family, Home, & Ranching Empire. Virginia Beach, Virg.: Donning Company Publishers, 2004; Carroll, Eugene. “Wyoming’s Senator John Benjamin Kendrick: The Politics of Oil, Public Land and National Park Legislation in the 1920s.'' Annals of Wyoming 58 (Fall 1986): 22-29.