Mervyn Dymally


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mervyn Dymally, the former California assemblyman, senator and lieutenant governor who also served in Congress for more than a decade, has died.

A former press secretary for the Democratic lawmaker said Dymally died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Jasmine Cannick said Dymally's health had been in decline.

In a political career that started in 1963, Dymally served in state office for more than two decades and spent another 12 years in Congress representing the South Los Angeles area.

The Trinidad-born Dymally became the state's first black lieutenant governor when he was elected in 1975.

Dymally was survived by his wife Alice, a son and a daughter.

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When death overtakes a GREAT LEADER, death cannot kill their name......MAY GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU...RIH

Mervyn Dymally 1968

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May you rest in eternal peace....job well done.

Dr. dymally was not only a great boss, he was an inspiration. I became an educator in large part because of his committment to education. I have his book in my office and tell my students about him as often as I can. Rest in peace. My best to Mrs. Dymally, Mark and Lynn.

Patti Lotspeich Kolb

I was Dr. Dymally's administrative assistant for six of the years he served in Congress. Like he did for many others, he took me in, taught me, passed his values on to me, and gave me opportunities that were beyond my wildest dreams. He was a friend, a mentor, a role model. The world has lost one of its best.