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Ron Dellums

Ron DellumsAKA Ronald Vernie Dellums

Born: 24-Nov-1935
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Died: 30-Jul-2018
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of Oakland, 2007-11

Military service: USMC (1954-56)

Former U.S. Congressman from Berkeley, CA. Ranked #16 on the enemies list that Chuck Colson drafted for Richard M. Nixon.

Father: Vernie Dellums
Mother: Willa Terry (d. 2008)
Sister: Theresa Dellums-Simmons
Wife: Arthurine (div. 1957, two children)
Wife: Leola Higgs ("Roscoe", m. 1961, div. 1998, three sons)
Son: Michael Dellums (imprisoned for a 1979 murder)
Son: Brandy
Son: Erik Todd Dellums (actor)
Daughter: Piper
Wife: Cynthia Lewis (m. 2000, until his death)

    High School: McClymonds High School, Oakland, CA
    High School: Oakland Technical High School, Oakland, CA (1953)
    University: AA, Oakland City College (1958)
    University: BA, San Francisco State College (1960)
    University: MSW, University of California at Berkeley (1962)

    Mayor of Oakland (2007-11)
    US Congressman, California 9th (1993-99)
    US Congressman, California 8th (1975-93)
    US Congressman, California 7th (1971-75)
    City Council of Berkeley, CA
    MIC Industries Advisory Board (2001-)
    Thomas Merton Award 2000
    Nixon's Enemies List "Had extensive EMK-Tunney support in his election bid. Success might help in California next year."
    Democratic Socialists of America
    National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    House Banking Scandal 851 overdrawn checks

    On Company Business (Feb-1980) · Himself

Author of books:
Lying Down with the Lions: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland to the Halls of Power (2000, memoir)

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