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This black and white photograph shows Kansas Lieutenant Governor Fred Lee Hall, (1916-1970), campaigning for governor in Dodge City, Kansas. Hall's platform was one of reform. He wanted to clean up Topeka, KS just like President Eisenhower had cleaned up Washington D.C. In the November general election he defeated Democratic challenger George Docking to become the thirty-third governor of Kansas, (1955-1957). Hall served one term as governor and was unsuccessful in his attempt for a second term. He resigned in the final days of his administration, on January 11, 1957, to accept the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, (1957-1958). However, in the spring of 1958, Hall stepped down from the bench to attempt another run for the governor's office and was once again defeated. He closed out his political career and returned to private life. On March 18, 1970 at the age of fifty-three he died at his home in Shawnee, Kansas.

Creator: Hetzel Photo Lab, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: September 20, 1954

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Item Number: 224897
Call Number: B Hall, Fred *61
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224897

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