Fred Hall (1955-1957)


Politician, Governor

Born: 24 July 1916, Dodge City, Kansas
Died: 18 March 1970, Shawnee Kansas

Inaugural Address, 1955
Governor's Message, 1955
Budget Message, 1956

Fred 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.

Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.