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William Inge's childhood home, Independence, Kansas

William Inge's childhood home, located at 514 N. 4th Street in Independence, Kansas.

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Frederick Lee Hall

This formal portrait shows Frederick Lee Hall, 1916-1970, a lawyer from Dodge City, Kansas. He is elected in 1950 as the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, beating out a field of eight candidates, to serve with Governor Edward Arn. Hall was re-elected to the office and serves until 1952. He continues his career in politics by running for Kansas Governor in 1954. In the November general election he defeats his Democratic challenger George Docking to become the thirty-third governor of Kansas, serving from 1955 to 1957. Hall serves one term as governor and is unsuccessful in his attempt for a second term. He resigns in the final days of his administration ,on January 11, 1957, accepting the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958. He resigns from the bench in 1958 to run for the governor's office again. Hall is defeated in the primary by Clyde M. Reed. This lost closes out Halls' career in politics.

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Manufacturing band uniform hats, Wichita, Kansas

This is a view of a young woman making a band uniform hat at the Fruhauf Uniform Company in Wichita, Kansas.

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Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall

A portrait of Frederick Lee Hall (1916-1970), seated at the governor's desk, who served as Kansas governor from 1955 until his resignation, on January 3, 1957, to accept an appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court.

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George Docking

This is an informal portrait of Governor George Docking, 1904-1964, sitting at his desk signing paperwork at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Docking, a native of Clay Center, Kansas, served as a Democratic governor of Kansas from 1957 to 1961. His son, Robert B. Docking, 1925-1983, served as a Democratic governor of Kansas from 1967 to 1975.

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Olive Ann Beech

This is an informal portrait of the "First Lady of Aviation," Olive Ann Beech (1903-1993), co-founder and President of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, standing by a Beechcraft Bonanza (Model 35) airplane. Beech was born and raised on a farm south of Waverly, Kansas. She attended business college in Wichita and worked for the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, before marrying Walter H. Beech on February 24, 1930. In 1932, they co-founded the Beech Aircraft Corporation. After her husband's death in 1950, Beech assumed the position of president of the corporation, and was named its chairman emeritus after her retirement in 1982. She brought the company through fifty years of growth from the Staggerwing Biplane to Skylab and from ten employees to ten thousand. Her other honors include: Woman of the Year (1951); Kansan of the Year (1958); and nomination to the NASA Space Shuttle Study Committee (1971).

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Governor Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall

Photograph of Frederick Lee Hall (1916-1970), standing by the governor's desk. Hall served as Kansas governor from 1955 until his resignation on January 3, 1957, when he accepted an appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Frank Leslie Hagaman taking the oath of office

A photograph showing Frank Leslie Hagaman taking the oath of office to become Kansas Governor. He served from 1950 to 1951. Standing between Hagaman and Chief Justice of Kansas Supreme Court William West Harvey is newly elected United States Senator Frank Carlson.

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Frank Leslie Hagaman at governor's desk

Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development

Photograph of Frank Leslie Hagaman (1894-1966), Kansas governor from 1950 to 1951. The photograph shows Governor Hagaman sitting at the governor's desk.

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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

Illustrated Current News, Inc.

These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.

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