Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and former Senator Paul Sarbanes released the following statement today on the passing of Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III:
“We are tremendously saddened by the passing of Mayor Tommy D’Alesandro, a man whose fundamental decency earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He brought grace and dignity to public service, drawing on his faith, his family and a deep belief in the power of community.
“Mayor D’Alesandro’s contributions to the City of Baltimore and his fierce commitment to civil rights inspired generations of Baltimore residents and civic leaders.
“We extend our condolences to Speaker Pelosi and the D’Alesandro family and join the entire Baltimore community in mourning the passing of an outstanding public servant.”