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Encyclopedia > William H. Avery (politician)

William Henry Avery (born August 11, 1911) was governor of the U.S. state of Kansas from 1965 to 1967. Born in 1911 in Wakefield, Kansas, William H. Avery graduated from the University of Kansas in 1934. He was a member of the Wakefield, Kansas School board, and served in the Congress for the Republican Party. After losing the Governorship to Robert Docking in the election of 1966 he attempted but failed to win a seat in the Senate. After retiring from politics he worked for Clinton Oil Company, and became president of Real Petroleum. He is the oldest living governor of Kansas and currently (2005) the second oldest governor of any state still living (behind Albert D. Rosellini of Washington). August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Kansas. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Wakefield is a city located in Clay County, Kansas. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Wakefield is a city located in Clay County, Kansas. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Robert Blackwell Docking (1925-1983) American politician who servered as Governor of Kansas (1967-1975) Docking was first elected in 1966 as a member of the Democratic Party and served 4 two-year terms. ... Albert Dean Rosellini (born January 21, 1910) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Washington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ...


 
 

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