Former Oakland Mayor, Congressman Ron Dellums dies

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OAKLAND — Ronald V. Dellums, a former Oakland mayor who served nearly three decades in the U.S. Congress, has died. He was 82.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) confirmed Dellums’ death Monday morning. He died early Monday at his home in Washington D.C. after a battle with prostate cancer.

“It is with deep sadness that I can confirm the passing of a great warrior and statesman, Congressman Ron Dellums,” Lee said in a statement. “The contributions that Congressman Dellums made to our East Bay community, the nation and the world are too innumerable to count.”

Born November 24, 1935, Dellums was raised in West Oakland, the first stop for African Americans in Oakland migrating from the south during…

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