Richard Hatcher, one of the nation’s first black mayors of a major city, dies at 86 | The Washington Post

Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first African American mayors of a large U.S. city when he was elected mayor of Gary, Ind., in 1967, died Dec. 13 at a Chicago hospital. He was 86. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″] His death was announced by his daughter, state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. The cause was […]

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