By the time his term as Governor had ended, Alexander Monroe Dockery could say that all state debts except for long-term school bonds had been paid off and that Missouri had the lowest tax rate in the nation. Not only that, but he had helped the federal government streamline itself for more economic operation and had helped improve the mail service halfway across the country. He achieved great success but also experienced great sorrow-more of both than most men.

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