Nancy Pelosi Loses a Brother

Thomas D'Alesandro III passed away in Baltimore
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 20, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
Nancy Pelosi's Brother Is Dead at 90
In this Jan. 17, 2002 file photo, former Baltimore city Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III, center, Richard W. Slossen, Executive Director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, right, and Baltimore City Coucilman Bob Curran, left, laugh as they look over the contents of an unveiled time capsule in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke, the AP reports. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family are devastated. She called her brother "the finest public servant I have ever known." D'Alesandro served as Baltimore City Council president and then as mayor from 1967 to 1971, a position his father, prominent Maryland politician Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., also held. The younger D'Alesandro didn't seek re-election as mayor and went into private law practice. Pelosi says D'Alesandro is survived by his wife, Margaret, his five children and his grandchildren.

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