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Harry G. Haskell Jr. was the mayor of Wilmington, DE from 1969 to 1972 and Delaware’s sole Republican congressman from 1957 to 1959. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, the National Guard occupied the city in response to riots. Haskell helped to end the occupation, easing racial tensions in Wilmington. In July of 1972, Haskell announced his campaign for reelection as mayor but was beat out by Democratic candidate Thomas C. Maloney. 

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Affo, M. (2020, January 17). Former Wilmington mayor and congressmen Hal Haskell dies at 98. Delaware News Journal. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2020/01/17/former-wilmington-m...
Harry G. Haskell Jr. - Obituary. (2020, January 23). Delawareonline.Com. https://delawareonline.com/obituaries/wnj098524
Moyed, R. S. (1972, July 13). 300 GOP fans, two on team cheer replay of Haskell run. The Morning News, 1. Newspapers.org.
Wilkie, C. (1972, November 8). Maloney defeats Haskell. The Morning News, 1. Newspapers.org.
 

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