(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calf.) issued a statement on Sunday honoring her older brother Thomas D’Alesandro III, the former mayor of Baltimore, Md., who had passed away that day.
“Tommy was the finest public servant I have ever known,” Pelosi said. “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.”
D’Alesandro, who was 90 years old, served as mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971. Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., had also served as mayor of Baltimore, in terms running from 1947 to 1959. read more