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Richard G. Hatcher, Ex-Mayor of Gary, Ind., and Champion of Urban and Black Issues, Dies at 86 – The New York Times

December 16, 2019
Mr. Hatcher was one of the first two black people elected in 1967 as mayor of a large American city.Mayor Richard G. Hatcher of Gary, Ind., center, in 1979.Credit...Associated PressPublished Dec. 14, 2019Updated Dec. 15, 2019, 11:02 a.m. ETRichard G. Hatcher, one of the nation’s first big-city black mayors who in two decades leading Gary,…