Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died at 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D’Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi said in a statement that she and her family are devastated, calling her brother “the finest public servant I have ever known.”
D’Alesandro served as Baltimore City Council president and then as mayor from 1967 to 1971 – the position his father, Maryland politician Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., also held. The elder D’Alesandro also served as a state delegate and congressman. The younger D’Alesandro didn’t seek re-election as mayor and went into private law practice.
D’Alesandro is survived by his wife, Margaret, his five children and his grandchildren.