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Pelosi's older brother, a former Baltimore mayor, dies at 90

Added 10-20-19 03:18:03pm EST - “WASHINGTON ?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's eldest brother Thomas D'Alesandro III, the former mayor of Baltimore, died Sunday at age 90. D'Alesandro, nicknamed "Young Tommy," passed away due to?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Pelosi’s older brother, a former Baltimore mayor, dies at 90”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s eldest brother Thomas D’Alesandro III, the former mayor of Baltimore, died Sunday at age 90.

D’Alesandro, nicknamed “Young Tommy,” passed away due to stroke complications, according to the Baltimore Sun.

He was a one-term mayor from 1967 to 1971, leading Baltimore through a period of racial strife in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 assassination, which led to riots in Baltimore and other American cities.

During his tenure he’s credited for appointing African-Americans to top positions within his administration.

D’Alesandro and Pelosi’s father Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. – called “Big Tommy” or “Tommy the elder” – had also been the mayor of Baltimore, bringing major league baseball back to the city.

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