George W. Glick was the first of 10 Democrats to win election as governor of Kansas. Born in Greencastle, Ohio, on July 4, 1827, Glick studied law in the office of Rutherford B. Hayes, who later became the nineteenth President of the United States. Glick moved to Kansas in 1858, settling in Atchison. There the state's ninth governor died at age 83 on April 13, 1911.
In 1914 a marble statue of Governor Glick was placed in Statuary Hall, one of two Kansans at the U.S. Capitol. In 2003 the state of Kansas replaced this statue with one of Dwight D. Eisenhower.