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Francis W. Hatch Jr.; lawmaker protected environment

Francis W. Hatch Jr. participated in a debate at Faneuil Hall. Francis W. Hatch Jr. participated in a debate at Faneuil Hall. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
By Gloria Negri
Globe Staff / April 10, 2010

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A Republican minority leader in the Massachusetts Legislature known as an old-style Yankee, Francis W. Hatch Jr. was passionate about the environment and authored the Hatch Act, the state’s 1965 landmark wetlands protection law. (Full article: 1126 words)

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