Bookhammer for Lieutenant Governor

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Eugene D. Bookhammer (June 14, 1918 – February 23, 2013) was the 18th lieutenant governor of Delaware. He was a dedicated Republican politician who served two terms. First under Republican Russell W. Peterson in 1969, then under Democrat Sherman W. Tribbitt until 1977. From 1962 to 1968, Bookhammer served in the state Senate. He was a decorated veteran of World War II; he joined the Army in 1943 and was stationed near the German border. As a soldier, he was an Infantryman, and his heroic actions and injuries earned him a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.  Eugene D. Bookhammer was a  lifelong philanthropist and beloved by his community. He generously donated his time and money to the Boy Scouts, Wesley College, and Beebe Medical Center.


Forney, D. (2013, Feb. 26) Former Lt. Gov. Gene Bookhammer dies at age 94. Cape Gazette.…

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