|35th Governor of Kansas|
January 14, 1957 – January 9, 1961
|Lieutenant||Joseph W. Henkle, Sr.|
|Preceded by||John McCuish|
|Succeeded by||John Anderson, Jr.|
|Born||February 23, 1904|
Clay Center, Kansas
|Died||January 20, 1964 (aged 59)|
Kansas City, Kansas
|Spouse(s)||Mary Virginia Blackwell|
|Education||University of Kansas|
|Profession||bond salesman, banker, gas businessman|
Docking was born in Clay Center, Kansas. Docking was educated in the public schools of Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1925. He married Mary Virginia Blackwell, and they had two children.
Docking was elected Governor of Kansas in 1956. He was elected again in 1958. This makes him the first member of the Democratic Party to serve more than a single term as governor in Kansas.