W. Fred Duckworth served as Norfolk's mayor from 1950 until 1962. While the dynamic and forceful Duckworth
earned plaudits for his large urban-renewal projects, his brusque governing style and
fight against desegregation attracted controversy. His successes included
improvements to the transportation infrastructure, expansion of the city's port, and
his key role in creating the MacArthur Memorial, in honor of General Douglas MacArthur.
Duckworth received criticism, espec. . .
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