|HON. JOHN B. KENDRICK.|
Hon. John B. Kendrick, United
States senator from Wyoming, was born in Cherokee county, Texas,
September 6, 1859, and while spending his youthful days in his native
state acquired a public school education there. In 1879 he made his
first trip to Wyoming as a cowboy, driving cattle from Matagorda Bay
over the old Texas trail. Settling in the new state, he entered
actively into the stock business, residing for a time in the west
central part of Wyoming but afterward removing northward to the
vicinity of Sheridan, where he established his home. He is now
the owner of large cattle ranches in northern Wyoming and
southern Montana, having greatly developed his business affairs in
Mr. Kendrick was united in marriage to Miss Eula Wulfjen, a daughter of C. W. WuWen, one of the pioneer stockmen of the state. They have become the parents of two children, Rosa Maye and Manville Kendrick.
Mr. Kendrick's attention was devoted chiefly to his business interests until 1910, when he made his first active appearance in the political life of the state as the democratic candidate for state senator from Sheridan county. Elected to this position, he served as a member of the eleventh and twelfth state legislatures. In 1914 he was elected governor and in 1916 was made the unanimous choice of the democratic party as .its senatorial candidate. Upon his election to the United States senate he resigned as governor in February, 1917, in order to assume his duties at Washington, where he has been connected with much constructive legislation. While he modestly disclaims any credit to himself for what he has accomplished, the consensus of public opinion on the part of his fellowmen establishes his position as that of one of the foremost citizens of Wyoming, both by reason of what he has accomplished in a business way and by what he has done for the state in public office.