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Former Kansas state senator, Wichita city councilman, & WWII pilot dies – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-11-25 08:18:23 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Former Kansas Senator, member of the Wichita City Council, and an army pilot died on Tuesday.

Ulysses Lee Gooch, well known as “Lip,” was born in Tennessee and served in World War II. “Lip” was certified by the man who learned to fly and was in charge of training all Tuskigi pilots.

Gooch moved to Wichita in the 1950s and started his own aviation business, providing flight training and charter flight. He was elected to the Wichita City Council in 1989. He was elected Senator Kansas in 1992 and served until 2004. Gooch was 98 years old.

The Sedgwick County Democratic Party tweeted the following photo. “RIP was a pioneer and warrior who fought vigorously for civil rights and paved the way for black leaders in the aviation sector. RIP was the Senate representing northeastern Wichita from 1993 to 2004. He served as a member of the Diet. He will be missed, but his legacy remains. “



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