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Walter Benger
Birth Date: 12 Dec, 1923
Death Date: 08 Nov, 2000
While not technically the first Mayor of the newly incorporated Town of Eastport, Benger was elected Mayor after the Towns first Mayor, stepped down after less than two months in office. Benger was re-elected in 1977 and served until 1982...

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Clyde Bull
Birth Date: 16 Aug, 1909
Death Date: 21 Oct, 1990
Only son, and eldest child, of Harold and Rhoda Bull, he and sisters Elizabeth & Beatrice attended school in the building that now serves as The Beaches Heritage Center. At age 13 he began spending his summers fishing on the Labrador aboard the Bull family schooner, Magic, and his winters at school, graduating with a High School Diploma and a course in Bookkeeping...

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Colin D. Bull
Birth Date: 02 Apr, 1920
Death Date: 23 Feb, 1988
First elected in 1961 (2nd Council), Bull was re-elected in 1963, 1965, 1968 and served as Secretary for all 3 terms. In 1969, 1970 and 1971, he was elected Chairman and was instrumental in the formation of the Eastport Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department...

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George Hubert Dyke
Birth Date: 28 Sep, 1918
Death Date: 03 Jan, 1989
Dyke enlisted in the Royal Artillery in early 1940, and was among the First 400 Royal Artillery Contingent which left St. Johns on the Duchess of Richmond, April 14, 1940; and served with the 166th in North Africa and Italy. By all accounts, he was a good soldier and was well respected by the Officers and Soldiers of the 166th. Shortly after the Italians capitulated in 1944, a lot of the senior members of the 166th were given home leave. George was among that group, and before they could return to England the war had ended...

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Edwin Moore
Birth Date: 27 May, 1919
Death Date: 17 Apr, 1994
At the age of five (5) he contracted Infantile Paralysis, more commonly known as Polio, which left him with a permanent, though slight disability; and an indomitable spirit...

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