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Robert Blackwell Docking
Birth: Oct. 9, 1925
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1983
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Kansas Governor. Born the son of former Kansas Governor George Docking, during World War II, he served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1948, served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and was Mayor of Arkansas City, Kansas. In 1966, he was elected as a Democrat the 38th Governor of Kansas, serving until 1975. While in office, he was known for his commitment to farmers, small business owners and the environment. After his term as Governor, he engaged in banking until his death at age 57 from emphysema. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Docking (1904 - 1964)
  Mary Virginia Blackwell Docking (1901 - 1998)
 
 Spouse:
  Meredith Gear Docking (1926 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Park Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
Record added: Nov 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9768623
Robert Blackwell Docking
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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