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Back row: Representatives John Slack, Harley Staggers and Ken Hechler.
Front row: Senator Jennings Randolph and Representatives Elizabeth Kee and Cleve Bailey

Representative John M. Slack Jr. died on March 17, 1980.

"Slack: A Vote For Tradition"
"Slack's death takes staff by surprise"
"Slack roots deep in Kanawha politics, early state history"
"Shock, sadness are expressed by colleagues" (Representative John Slack)
"Friends Bid Slack Farewell"
"Slack Had More Than A Good Record"
Correspondence, John Slack to Hulett Smith, February 15, 1960

March 17: Barrackville Disaster

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