Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RIP Major Owens, Formerly Represented Carroll Gardens In Congress

Our condolences to Chris Owens (Democratic District Leader) and the rest of the Owens family on the loss of Major Owens.  When I moved to Brooklyn in 2004 Major Owens was our congressional rep.  
Former Brooklyn Rep. Major Owens, who helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act during his 24 years in Congress, died on Monday night, his family said. He was 77.
The crusader for working-class families rose up the ranks politically after serving as a poverty fighter under Mayor John Lindsay, heading the city Community Development Agency.

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