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photo Hechinger AND Hahn
1969: President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed John Hechinger as the first Chairman of the D.C. City Council in 1967. Gilbert Hahn, appointed by President Richard M. Nixon, succeeded him as the second Council Chairman in 1969. Hahn served in that role until 1972, when the Home Rule Act took effect, providing for a locally elected mayor and city council. Here, outgoing Chairman Hechinger (left) greets incoming Chairman Hahn.
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