Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Donald M. Payne, First Black Elected to Congress From New Jersey, Dies at 77

The cause was complications from colon cancer, according to Mr. Payne’s office. He died at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. Mr. Payne had disclosed in February that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer but said that he would not take a leave of absence and that he planned to seek re-election because his doctors expected him to make a full recovery. Read more…


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