Nixon Enemies List entry for
Ron Dellums:

List and position:First/Top 20, #16
Name as originally listed:Ron Dellums
Vitals:11/24/1935 -
Comment on original list:Congressman, California
Lists with duplicates of this person:1

- Congressman from Oakland, California, 1971-1978.

- listed both on the Top 20 and under "Black Congressmen."

- self-described socialist.

- later became mayor of Oakland.

- Famously set up a poster exhibit of Vietnam War Atrocities next to his Congressional Office during his first month in office.

- The comment on the Top 20 list says, "Had extensive EMK-Tunney support in his election bid. Success might help in California next year." Edward Kennedy was not a likely candidate for 1972 because of Chappaquiddick in 1969, but he was still the influential Majority Whip. Senator John Tunney from California was also anti-Vietnam War and young and handsome (and Kennedy's roommate at law school). "Success" here means success at defaming Dellums in order to hurt the Democratic vote in California in 1972.

- The NY Times misspelled his name in the published list under "Black Congressmen" as "Ronald Dollums," but had it correct in the Top 20 "Original List."


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