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Former Lafayette Mayor Dies
Updated May 5, 2013 12:04 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(LAFAYETTE) - Flags at Lafayette city buildings are at half staff to mark the passing of former mayor Jim Riehle.

Riehle died yesterday at 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 76.

In six terms as mayor from 1971 to 1995, Riehle galvanized improvements to downtown Lafayette, winning funding to move railroad tracks to a corridor along the Wabash River so cars could move more smoothly.

He's credited with persuading others to enter politics, including current mayor Tony Roswarski.

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