Former Baltimore Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro III dies at 90

UPI 1 month ago

Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III died of stroke complications at the age of 90 in his home in North Baltimore on Sunday.

D'Alesandro's sister, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issued a statement saying their entire family was "devastated" by his death and remembering him as the "finest public servant" she has ever known.

"His life and leadership were a tribute to the Catholic values with which we were raised: faith, family patriotism. He profoundly believed as did our parents, that public service was a noble calling and that we all had a responsibility to help others," she said.

D'Alesandro's political career began in 1956 when he earned a seat on the Board of Elections Supervisors after Graduating from University of Maryland Law School and serving in the Army.

He then became president of the Baltimore City Council in 1962 and successfully ran for mayor in 1967.

D'Alesandro presided over the city during the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which left six people dead and 700 injured.

He also oversaw the approval of an $80 million bond issue to build new schools, the construction of a new police headquarters and pushed for open housing.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. Young said D'Alesandro "guided the city at a tumultuous time" and made important strides while in office.

"He will always be remembered for his commitment to and love for Baltimore.

D'Alesandro's son said his father carried "strong beliefs" that people "should contribute to the times in which they live."

"I was consistently astonished by his incredible generosity. I can't recall how many times he foot the bill during get-togethers with other people," he said.


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Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor affectionately known as “Young Tommy” and brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, died at his North Baltimore home Sunday of stroke complications.
CBS Local › Politics › 1 month ago
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A funeral for former Baltimore mayor Thomas “Young Tommy” D’Alesandro, III, has been set for Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Baltimore said. Plans call for a funeral to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St...
New York Post › 1 month ago
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...
UPI › 1 month ago
Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III died of stroke complications at the age of 90 in his home in North Baltimore on Sunday.
CBS Local › 1 month ago
A funeral for former Baltimore mayor and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's brother Thomas "Young Tommy" D'Alesandro, III will be held Wednesday.
Fox News › Politics › 1 month ago
The eldest brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a former Baltimore mayor, Thomas D’Alesandro III, died Sunday at the age of 90 due to complications from a stroke, his family said.
Washington Examiner › 1 month ago
Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III, the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, died at 90 from complications of a stroke.
The New York Times › 1 month ago
Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90.
ABC News › 1 month ago
Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died
New York Daily News › 1 month ago
Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90.
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