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Ken Hechler

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Sep 20, 1914

Ken Hechler was born in Long Island, New York

1942

Ken Hechler was drafted as an infantry private

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1947

Ken Hechler began teaching at Princeton University

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1949

Ken Hechler began serving on President Harry Truman's White House staff

1953

Ken Hechler became the associate director of the American Political Science Association

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1956

Ken Hechler joined the campaign staff of presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson

1957

Ken Hechler moved to West Virginia to teach at Marshall College (now University)

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1965

Ken Hechler was the only member of Congress to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama

Jan 26, 1969

Ken Hechler met with black lung activists in Charleston to encourage them to press for legislation

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1969

Congress passed the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act

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Nov 06, 1984

Ken Hechler was elected West Virginia secretary of state

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Nov 08, 1988

Ken Hechler was reelected as West Virginia's secretary of state

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Nov 03, 1992

Ken Hechler was reelected as West Virginia's secretary of state

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Nov 05, 1996

Ken Hechler was reelected as West Virginia's secretary of state

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Nov 07, 2000

Ken Hechler ran unsuccessfully for a Democratic seat in Congress

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2002

Ken Hechler received the Harry S. Truman Public Service Award in Independence, Missouri

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Aug, 2013

Ken Hechler married his longtime companion, Carol Kitzmiller

Dec 10, 2016

Congressman and historian Ken Hechler died at 102


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