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Richard Hatcher, one of 1st black mayors of major city, dead at 86

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Hatcher became the political face of Gary and a political force for blacks after his groundbreaking election. He served as chairman of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign in 1984.
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Obituary: Richard Hatcher / One of first black mayors of a large U.S. city

Obituary: Richard Hatcher / One of first black mayors of a large U.S. city

1 month ago   |   By Post Gazette

Former Gary, Ind., Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city, has died. He was 86.
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Former Gary, Indiana Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies At 86

1 month ago   |   By News One

R ichard Hatcher , former mayor of Gary, Indiana who also became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 86.
Hatcher's daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher , confirmed that her father passed away Friday night at a Chicago. The cause of death, however, has not been revealed.
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The former mayor's family released a statement, which said that “in the last days of his life, he was surrounded by his family and loved ones.”
The family continued...
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