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Fred Hall

Fred HallPolitician, governor. Republican. Born: July 24, 1916, Dodge City, Kansas. Died: March 18, 1970, Shawnee Kansas. Served as 33rd Governor of Kansas: January 10, 1955, to January 3, 1957.

Frederick Lee Hall was born in Dodge City on July 24, 1916. He received a law degree from the University of Southern California and eventually returned to Dodge City to establish his own firm. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1950 and defeated Democratic candidate George Docking in the 1954 gubernatorial election. Unsuccessful in the 1956 GOP primary, Governor Hall resigned less than two weeks before the end of his first term to accept appointment as chief justice of the state supreme court. He died at Shawnee on March 18, 1970.

Entry: Hall, Fred

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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