Longtime Bay Area Congressman Tom Lantos has died of Cancer at 80. Lantos, who was born in Budapest Hungary, was the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress. He was a founder of the bi-partisan human rights commission. Although Lantos was a Democrat, he was first elected to congress in 1980, the year of the Reagan Landslide, shocking sitting Congressman Bill Royer.
He was a graduate of the University of Washington.