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Ken Hechler ’35

Ken Hechler ’35, an urbane historian and crusading West Virginian politician, died Dec. 10, 2016 at his home in Romney, W.Va. He was 102.

During 18 years as a Democratic congressman, 16 more as West Virginia secretary of state, and a final act as a do-gooder without portfolio, Ken never tired of crusades.

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