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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Ed Roybal, 89

Ed Roybal, the first Mexican-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council and the first Hispanic from California elected to Congress has died of pneumonia at the age of 89.

He served 13 years on the City Council and another 30 years in Congress. He remained in Congress until 1992, when he his daughter Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles was elected.

8 Comments:

Anonymous C&H Soup said:

You were a champion. You were a class act.

Rest in peace kind sir.

October 25, 2005 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Nacho From Pico said:

May your work on Earth serve as a model for the rest of us to follow, as we aspire to become a even a fraction of the man that you were.

Descanze en paz Mr. Roybal.

October 25, 2005 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry to hear the Ed Roybal has passed away. All my encounters with Congressman Roybal left me with the impression that he was a true gentleman and cared about the community. He made a life long commitment to serving the public and we should all send our regards to his family. Rest in Peace.

October 25, 2005 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congressman Roybal was a wonderful friend. He will be missed dearly. I remember when he became the congessman for ER through redistricting. We welcomed him with open arms and loved him for all the compassion and fairness he showed the residents.

October 25, 2005 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Viva La Raza!

October 25, 2005 11:56 PM  

Anonymous konerko is god said:

"...our new Mexican councilmember, who also speaks Mexican."

God, this city really was a redneck shithole mid-century. No wonder New Yorkers looked down on it so much.

October 26, 2005 2:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roybal was the stnadard bearer. No one can hold a candle to him. A man of great integrity. And he never compromised this integrity - notice that he never did endorse Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor - both times.

October 26, 2005 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Lawrence Roybal, Jr. said:

Edward Ross Roybal, will be missed by all. He has left a legacy that we should continue to honor and work towards. Un santo Americano!

November 04, 2005 3:11 PM  

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