Nixon Enemies List entry for
|List and position:||First/Top 20, #16|
|Name as originally listed:||Ron Dellums|
|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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