Monday, February 11, 2008

So Long Tom Lantos

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.

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