|Oil on canvas, Andre White, 1997, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives.|
DELLUMS, Ronald V., a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County,
Calif., November 24, 1935; attended the Oakland public schools; A.A., Oakland
City College, 1958; B.A., San Francisco State College, 1960; M.S.W., University
of California, 1962; served two years in United States Marine Corps, active
duty, 1954-1956; psychiatric social worker, California Department of Mental
Hygiene, 1962-1964; program director, Bayview Community Center, 1964-1965;
associate director, then director, Hunters Point Youth Opportunity Center,
1965-1966; planning consultant, Bay Area Social Planning Council, 1966-1967;
director, Concentrated Employment Program, San Francisco Economic Opportunity
Council, 1967-1968; senior consultant, Social Dynamics, Inc. (manpower
specialization programs), 1968-1970; part-time lecturer, San Francisco State
College, University of California, and Berkeley Graduate School of Social
Welfare; member, Berkeley City Council, 1967-1970; delegate to Democratic
National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to
the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-February 6, 1998);
chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Ninety-sixth through One Hundred
Second Congresses), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Third Congress);
served from January 3, 1971, until his resignation on February 6, 1998; Mayor
of Oakland, Calif., 2007-2011.
BibliographyDellums, Ronald V., and H. Lee Halterman.
Lying Down with the Lions: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland to
the Halls of Power. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.