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.