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Huntington author to write Ken Hechler biography

Dec. 29, 2012 @ 11:35 PM

CHARLESTON -- Former U.S. Rep. Ken Hechler recently announced that Huntington author Carter Taylor Seaton will write his biography.

The Democrat represented West Virginia's former 4th Congressional Distict and served as West Virginia's Secretary of State for 16 years. Hechler also worked for President Truman and in more recent years has become an environmental activist.

Hechler was the subject of a 1985 biography, "Ken Hechler Maverick Public Servant," written by the late Charles Moffat, former chairman of the Marshall University History Department. The new biography will address Hechler's work as Secretary of State as well as his environmental activism.

Seaton is a journalist and freelance writer who also has written novels.

Hechler and Seaton are seeking information or anecdotes from Hechler's students or interns, folks who worked with him on his campaigns, members of his staff, fellow environmental activists or friends. To share anecdotes, email Seaton at carter@carterseaton.com.

For more information, contact Hechler's administrative assistant, Annagayle Stevens, at 304-389-8901.

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