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Former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes, champion of clean government and a clean Chesapeake Bay, dies at 92

Former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes, champion of clean government and a clean Chesapeake Bay, dies at 92

Harry Roe Hughes, the 57th governor of Maryland who was a champion of clean government and a clean Chesapeake Bay, died Wednesday after suffering from pneumonia and other ailments, his family said. He was 92.

Mr. Hughes, a reserved Eastern Shore native whose 1978 Democratic primary victory was one of the great upsets in Maryland political history, led an administration that was widely credited with restoring integrity to state government after an era of rampant political corruption. Mr. Hughes served two terms as governor, from 1979 until 1987.

He died at his home in Denton.

Gov. Larry Hogan said he and his wife, Yumi, were “deeply saddened” to learn of Mr. Hughes’...

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