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Robert Blackwell Docking

Robert Blackwell Docking, American former governor Kansas, banker. award, 1981.

Background

  • Docking, Robert Blackwell was born on October 9, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of George and Mary Virginia (Blackwell) Docking.

  • Education

    • Graduate School Banking, U. Wis.

    Career

    • With Union State Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas, 1956-1959, president, 1959-1983. Mayor, Arkansas City, 1963-1966, governor, Kansas, 1967-1975. Chairman Kansas Venture Capital, Inc.

      President City National Bank & Trust Company, Guymon, Oklahoma. Assistant treasurer, director Kansas Public Service Company. Owner Docking Insurance Agency, Arkansas City, Docking Development Company, Oxford, Kansas.

      President, director Union State Bank, Arkansas City. Director 4th National Bank & Trust Company, Wichita, Kansas, 1st Kansas Life Insurance Company, Newton, Cimarron, Kansas. Investment Company, Inc., Cimarron Insurance Company, Inc., Cimarron Life Insurance Company, Plains Insurance Company, Cimarron Finance Company.

      Former chairman Interstate Oil Compact Commission. Chairman Midwest Government's Conference, 1971-1973. Member Kansas Bank management Commission.

    Membership

    Member City Commission Arkansas City, Winfield, 1963-1966. Served from private to First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Named Young Man of Year Kansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1959.

    Member Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce (president), American Legion (commander Arkansas City, Kansas), Cowley County Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Indiana Oil and Gas Association, Kansas Livestock Association, International Platform Association, American G.I. Forum, American Association for United Nations, U. Kansas Alumni Association (president), American Association Criminology, Beta Theta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Meredith Martha Gear, 1950. Children: William Russell, Thomas Robert.
    • father: George Docking
    • mother: Mary Virginia (Blackwell) Docking
    • spouse: Meredith Martha Gear
    • children: William Russell Docking
    • Thomas Robert Docking
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