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Ron Dellums
48th Mayor of Oakland
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Jerry Brown
Succeeded by Jean Quan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – February 6, 1998
Preceded by Pete Stark
Succeeded by Barbara Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Pete Stark
Succeeded by Nancy Pelosi
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Jeffery Cohelan
Succeeded by George Miller
Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services
In office
January 20, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Les Aspin
Succeeded by Floyd Spence
Chairman of the House Committee on the District of Columbia
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 20, 1993
Preceded by Charles Diggs
Succeeded by Pete Stark
Personal details
Born Ronald Vernie Dellums
November 24, 1935 (1935-11-24) (age 83)
Oakland, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Athurine (div.)
Leola "Roscoe" Higgs (1962–div 1999)
Cynthia Lewis (m. 2000)
Children Erik, Piper, Brandy, Pam and Michael
Alma mater San Francisco State University, B.A. 1960
University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare, M.S.W. 1962
Religion Baptist
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1954–1956
Rank Private First Class

Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums (born November 24, 1935) was an American politician. He served as Oakland's forty-eighth mayor. From 1971 to 1998, he was elected to thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Northern California's 9th Congressional District.

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