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Richard Hatcher Obituary

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Richard Hatcher (Bettman/Getty Images)
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Richard Hatcher was the mayor of Gary, Indiana, for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. When he was elected in 1967, he became one of the first African Americans to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city, and the first to be elected to the office rather than appointed.

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