Fred Hall was born in Dodge City on July 24, 1916. He received a law
degree from the University of Southern California and eventually
returned to Dodge City to establish his own firm. He was elected
lieutenant governor in 1950 and defeated Democratic candidate George
Docking in the 1954 gubernatorial election. Unsuccessful in the 1956 GOP
primary, Governor Hall resigned less than two weeks before the end of
his first term to accept appointment as chief justice of the state
supreme court. He died at Shawnee on March 18, 1970.