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Letters | KEVIN WHITE, 1929-2012

Mayor’s kind act offered inspiration

AS THE Globe’s obituary noted, Mayor Kevin White led Boston through a turbulent period, but one that reestablished this city as a special place ( “Kevin White, mayor through era of change, dead at 82,’’ Page A1, Jan. 28). I will always remember how much he meant to me personally.

In the early fall of 1970 my father had kidney cancer and was at Massachusetts General Hospital. His room was across the hall from the mayor, who was then running for governor, and was being treated for a severe peptic ulcer.

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