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Mickey Leland

AKA George Thomas Leland

Born: 27-Nov-1944
Birthplace: Lubbock, TX
Died: 7-Aug-1989
Location of death: Gambela, Ethiopia [1]
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane
Remains: Buried, Golden Gate Cemetery, Houston, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1979-89


[1] Airplane crash near Gambela, Ethiopia, en route to a UN refugee camp near the Sudan-Ethiopia border. A total of 15 were killed.

Wife: Alison Walton (m. 1983, until his death, three children)
Son: (twin, b. 1990 after Leland's death)
Son: (twin, b. 1990 after Leland's death)

    High School: Phillis Wheatly Senior High School, Houston, TX (1963)
    University:
BS, Texas Southern University (1970)

    US Congressman, Texas (3-Jan-1979 to 7-Aug-1989, his death)
    Texas State House of Representatives 88th (1972-79)
    King State Bank VP (1977)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tanner '88 (15-Feb-1988) · Himself


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