Ex-Baltimore mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

The House speaker called her brother "the finest public servant I have ever known."
Image: Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III
Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III outside City Hall in October 2016.Amy Davis / The Baltimore Sun via AP file

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By Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former mayor of Baltimore and a brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90.

A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his home in north Baltimore after complications from a stroke.

Pelosi said in a statement that she and her family were devastated. She called her brother "the finest public servant I have ever known."

D'Alesandro, who was widely known as "Young Tommy," was president of the Baltimore City Council and then mayor from 1967 to 1971, a position his father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., also held. The elder D'Alesandro also served as a state delegate and a member of Congress.

The younger D'Alesandro didn't seek re-election as mayor and went into private law practice.

Pelosi said D'Alesandro was survived by his wife, Margaret, his five children and his grandchildren.