Kenneth W. Hechler

Kenneth William Hechler was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented West Virginia’s 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959 to 1977 and was West Virginia Secretary of State from 1985 to 2001. Wikipedia*

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Kenneth W. Hechler has 10 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Senate Committee as a Secretary for the State in West Virginia. The year with the most videos was 2006 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 1,751 views per program. Most appearances with Clifton Truman Daniel (3), Robert P. Watson (2), Michael Devine (2). Most common tags: Truman, Harry S., Civil Rights, African Americans.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1985 - Present Secretary, State, West Virginia Videos: 1


Special Assistant, President, White House c. January 1, 1949 - c. December 31, 1953 Videos: 9 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. January 1, 2000 - c. June 1, 2000 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, D-WV 4th January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1977 Videos: 0

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