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George Docking
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35th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 14, 1957 – January 9, 1961
Lieutenant Joseph W. Henkle, Sr.
Preceded by John McCuish
Succeeded by John Anderson, Jr.
Personal details
Born February 23, 1904
Clay Center, Kansas
Died January 20, 1964 (aged 59)
Kansas City, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Virginia Blackwell
Children 2
Education University of Kansas
Profession bond salesman, banker, gas businessman

George Docking (February 23, 1904 – January 20, 1964) was the 35th Governor of Kansas (1957–1961).


Docking was born in Clay Center, Kansas. Docking was educated in the public schools of Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1925. He married Mary Virginia Blackwell, and they had two children.


Docking was elected Governor of Kansas in 1956. He was elected again in 1958. This makes him the first member of the Democratic Party to serve more than a single term as governor in Kansas.

Death and legacy

Docking died from emphysema in 1964 in a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He is interred at the Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

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