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Ron Dellums, Radical Antiwar Activist, Unlikely House Armed Services Chairman, Dead at 82


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Ron Dellums, Radical Antiwar Activist, Unlikely House Armed Services Chairman, Dead at 82

Common Dreams staff

Former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums, a Marine-turned-antiwar activist who represented Oakland in the House and went on to chair the Armed Services Committee, died of cancer early Monday in Washington. He was 82.

Dellums was elected to thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first African American elected to Congress from Northern California.


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A long time activist who accomplished some amazing and quantifiable policy victories.
RIP, sir.


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RIP, Ron Dellums, from a long-time admirer of your principled stands.


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Here’s to a life well-lived. His mentorship of Barbara Lee does him credit.


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Sad news, Ron Dellums was a great, groundbreaking progressive and for many years, certainly my favorite person in congress. His presence and strong voice has been sorely missed for a long time.


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The conscious of Congress and a great progressive coalition builder. He will be missed.


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We are diminished by his passing.


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May you forever rest in peace and justice, Mr. Dellums.


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What an impressive man-----he’s what politicians are supposed to be and what their work should do. This is the first time that I ever thought that cloning a man would be a good idea---------but if we could, what a wonderful and justice filled place America could be . A group of DELLUMS to the right, the left, the middle---- and what wonderful work would transpire.Of course we still can be that nation, , because exceptional people do inspire the world. : )