George H. Hodges was born in Richland County, Wisconsin, on February
6, 1866, and moved to Johnson County when he was just three years old.
He operated a lumber business in Olathe before and after becoming
Kansas' second Democratic governor. During the 1912 election that saw
Hodges defeat Republican Arthur Capper in the gubernatorial contest,
Kansas women were granted equal suffrage under the state's constitution.
Hodges died in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 7, 1947.