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Guide to the Governor John B. Kendrick records, 1915-1917

Identifier: RG0001.19

Scope and Content

Correspondence and record series covering appointment records, petitions for pardons, the requisition and extradition of fugitives, military and legislative affairs. Some general topics include celebrations, expositions, troop mobilization, defense relief work, Wyoming’s resources, and various state and federal government issues.


  • 1910-1929


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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Biography of

John B. Kendrick, was a cowboy who became one of Wyoming's governors. He came to Wyoming as a cowboy hired to drive a herd of cattle from the Matagorta area of Texas. Kendrick liked what he saw and stayed. After he arrived in Wyoming he married the seventeen year old daughter of his employer. Though Kendrick had little education or backing he made himself a wealthy cattleman. He educated himself, and, with the help of his wife, created a successful business and political life. Kendrick built upon his success in business by entering politics and was elected to the Wyoming State Senate. He continued to serve in politics and was elected governor in 1915. Governor Kendrick resigned after two years to take office as the U.S. Senator for Wyoming. Senator Kendrick served two and one half terms in the Senate and died in office November 3, 1933 and was buried in Sheridan, Wyoming.


5 cubic feet (10 boxes)


Records of John B. Kendrick's term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include the William F. Cody memorial proposal, World War I, Mexican border incidents, and National Guard. Many petitions for pardons and appointment records are included.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into eight subgroups including: General Records, Administrative Records, Appointment Records, Proclamations, Petitions for Pardons, Requisitions and Extraditions, Military Affairs, and Legislative Matters

Acquisition Information

MA 346, transferred to Wyoming State Archives on April 6, 1957.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Don Mason, and Tone Mendoza.

Guide to the Governor John B. Kendrick records, 1915-1917
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Processed by Don Mason and Tone Mendoza
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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