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RG4297.AM:  Hudson Josiah Winnett, 1846-1918

Papers:  1886-1910, n.d.

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Physician; politician

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Hudson Josiah Winnett was born at Bealsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 1846.  He attended the Jefferson Medical School at Philadelphia in 1869-1870, and transferred to the Long Island College Hospital.  He practiced in the East for 10 years, until his health forced him to move west.  He ranched near Sydney, Nebraska, until 1884 when he felt his health had improved enough to allow him to return to his practice.  After two more years of study, he returned to Lincoln where he received his license to practice in Nebraska.  In 1891, he joined the Nebraska State Medical Society and remained active in that organization until his death.

In 1897, he was elected to the Lincoln City Council, and in 1898 was president of that body.  He was elected mayor of Lincoln in 1899 and was reelected to serve until 1903.  In 1906, Dr. Winnett was elected to the State Railway Commission for a six-year term, and retired from his medical practice at that time.  In addition to these activities, Dr. Winnett had extensive interests in real estate and sheep raising.  He died in 1918.


This collection consists of one box of papers relating to Hudson Josiah Winnett’s life and career.  Materials include correspondence, an account book, clippings and miscellaneous other items.  The clippings mostly relate to Lincoln politics, the Nebraska State Railway Commission, and the Nebraska State Legislature.  The folder of miscellaneous items includes two copies of an address by Lincoln Frost to the Republican State convention endorsing Hiram J. Winnett for the Railroad Commission.  Materials in the collection date from 1886 to 1910.


Box 1


    1. Correspondence, 1898-1910

    1. Account book, 1886-1895

    1. Clippings, 1901-1903

    1. Clippings, 1901-1903

    1. Miscellaneous


Subject headings:

Lancaster County (Nebraska) — History

Lincoln (Nebraska) — History

Nebraska State Railway Commission

Physicians — Nebraska

Railroads — Nebraska

Winnett, Hudson Josiah, 1846-1918


HEK/jlc                   03-07-1966

Revised TMM        10-08-2019