Death of Parren Mitchell

April 29, 1922 - May 28, 2007
Towson, Maryland | Age 85

Founding member of Congressional Black Caucus, dies at 85
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Former U.S. Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a champion of civil rights, has died, Greater Baltimore Medical Center confirmed Tuesday.

Mitchell, 85, had been in intensive care and died on Monday, hospital spokesman Michael Schwartzberg said.

He had been living in a nursing home since suffering a series of strokes several years earlier and died of complications from pneumonia, The (Baltimore) Sun reported.

Mitchell was...

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