Politician, Governor. Democrat. Born: February 23, 1904, Clay Center, Kansas. Died: January 20, 1964, Kansas City, Kansas. Served as 35th Governor of Kansas: January 14, 1957, to January 9, 1961.
Born February 23, 1904, in Clay Center and raised in Lawrence, George Docking was only the sixth Democrat elected to the state's highest office. When he was reelected in 1958, he became the first Democrat ever elected to a second term. Two years later he failed in an effort to win an unprecedented third term, a feat accomplished by his son ten years later. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Docking director of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D. C. The 59-year-old former Kansas governor died at home in Kansas City, Kansas, while holding that position on January 20, 1964.
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Date Created: June 2011
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