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Richard Hatcher

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June 28, 2020 "Richard Hatcher is a great leader and role model. He inspired us black kids in Gary when he was mayor, and he inspires me today. Significantly because of his leadership, he inspired me to attend law school at MLK Hall--U.C. Davis School of Law where he graciously visited and spoke at in 1986. " - William Caldwell (Pasadena, CA)
February 14, 2020 "My condolences to the Hatcher and extended families.
May our Lord Bless you and may you Rest In Peace. " - Hector Medina (Lake Station, IN)
December 30, 2019 "Condolences to the family of Mr. Richard Hatcher,
The loss of a loved one can shake all of us up terribly. During times like these we need to remember we are not alone.
May the words of support on this site provide you with some comfort. " - Ann Lin (NJ)
December 30, 2019 "Condolences to the Hatcher Family. Great man, will truly be missed by all. I remember singing Christmas carols at his house as a student of his wife Mrs. Hatcher, who was my music teacher at Williams Elementary school." - Everett Deloney (Burlington, NC)
December 27, 2019 "RIP Mayor Hatcher, you were great and will always be remembered!" - Doris Collins (Austell, GA)
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Obituary for Richard Hatcher
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...
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