The Stan Simpson Show: More on the legacy of Chief Stewart

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HARTFORD - Hartford Fire Chief John B. Stewart Jr. made history in 1980 when he became Hartford’s first African-American fire chief – and the first black fire chief of a major New England city. He recently published his book “Hard Climb up the Ladder” – which chronicled his personal and professional journey. Stewart was one of the city’s most respected leaders. A strategist and mentor, he was also a city council president -- and a real estate broker. He died this week at age 85. Stan and former Hartford Fire Chief Charles Teale  continue their look back at his legacy.

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