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 John Benjamin Kendrick

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John Benjamin Kendrick Famous memorial

Birth
Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Death
11 Nov 1933 (aged 76)
Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA
Burial
Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID
8799499 View Source

Wyoming Governor, U.S. Senator. As a rancher pioneer, he began to trail herds of cattle from Texas to Wyoming in 1879 and later established a successful cattle company in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was elected President of the Wyoming Stock Growers in 1909 and served in the Wyoming State Legislature (1910-14). In 1915, he was elected as a Democrat the 9th Governor of Wyoming, serving until he resigned in 1917. As Governor, he established a Public Service Commission, as well as state surveys to determine irrigation and reclamation sites. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1917 and served until his death. In 1958, he was posthumously inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Wyoming Governor, U.S. Senator. As a rancher pioneer, he began to trail herds of cattle from Texas to Wyoming in 1879 and later established a successful cattle company in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was elected President of the Wyoming Stock Growers in 1909 and served in the Wyoming State Legislature (1910-14). In 1915, he was elected as a Democrat the 9th Governor of Wyoming, serving until he resigned in 1917. As Governor, he established a Public Service Commission, as well as state surveys to determine irrigation and reclamation sites. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1917 and served until his death. In 1958, he was posthumously inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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Please note that John Kendrick's mother's name is Anna Maye, not Anna Maze.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 19 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8799499
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8799499/john-benjamin-kendrick: accessed ), memorial page for John Benjamin Kendrick (6 Sep 1857–11 Nov 1933), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8799499, citing Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.