Walter Washington



Age: 88


Summary: mayor of Washington, D.C. whose election in 1974 made him the first elected mayor of the nation's capital since the Civil War and the first black to head a major U.S. city, which opened the door to contemporaries like Detroit's Coleman Young, Tom Bradley of Los Angeles and Chicago's Harold Washington.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: April 15, 1915


Died: October 28, 2003


Location: Washington, D.C.