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Walter Wolfkiel Bacon
Birth: Jan. 20, 1880
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1962
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Delaware Governor. After completing his education at Beacom College, he worked as a timekeeper at the Delaware Iron Works and later was assistant secretary at the General Motors Buick division. He was Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, (1935-40). In 1941, he was elected as a Republican the 52nd Governor of Delaware, serving two terms until 1949. While in office, he directed Delaware in its war effort by raising volunteers for active duty, strengthening the State Council of Defense, limited the use of gas, oil, advocated for education reform, new hospital construction and rehabilitation programs for veterans. After World War II, the U.S. Government facilities at Fort du Pont, Delaware City, was named in his honor. After leaving office, he lived in retirement from public service until his death at age 82. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mabel H. McDaniel Bacon (1882 - 1962)
 
Burial:
Old Drawyers Church Cemetery
Odessa
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7414741
Walter Wolfkiel Bacon
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Walter Wolfkiel Bacon
Added by: Russ Pickett
 
Walter Wolfkiel Bacon
Added by: Russ Pickett
 
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