Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III died suddenly in London on Monday at the age of 71. Many politicians took to Twitter to mourn Gray, who represented Philadelphia in the House from 1979-1991.
- — The White House (@whitehouse)Tue, Jul 02 2013 16:04:36"Bill Gray was a trailblazer." —Obama on the passing of the former Congressman & 1st African American Majority Whip: http://at.wh.gov/mAFLi
- — Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer)Tue, Jul 02 2013 16:01:53Join in mourning loss of my dear friend, former Rep. Bill Gray, who served as 1st African American Majority Whip. http://1.usa.gov/13oHKUV
- — John Lewis (@repjohnlewis)Tue, Jul 02 2013 14:16:14I am deeply saddened by the passing of my former colleague William Gray. His contribution will not be forgotten http://wapo.st/12DZLIr
- — Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey)Tue, Jul 02 2013 14:12:33As part of our celebration of black history month in 2012, I paid tribute to Bill Gray’s life of service. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQId5ZrsYfs …Id5Z…
- — Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson)Tue, Jul 02 2013 17:50:19Deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Congressman Bill Gray, a trailblazer on issues from transportation to housing to human rights.
- — Rep Cedric Richmond (@RepRichmond)Tue, Jul 02 2013 13:44:33My condolences and prayers to the family of former Rep. and Baton Rouge native, Bill Gray. He will be missed.
- — Donna Christensen (@DelegateDonna)Tue, Jul 02 2013 10:40:37So sad to hear of passing of Bill Gray, great public servant and friend. Was on Hill & full of life last week. Sympathy & prayers to family
- — Chaka Fattah (@chakafattah)Tue, Jul 02 2013 12:39:00Longtime Philly U.S. Rep. Bill Gray, first black majority whip, dies - http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2013/07/02/news/doc51d2927618163724056420.txt#.UdLJjLR6LPk.twitter …s/2013/…delcotimeslcotimes)
- — Governor Tom Corbett (@GovernorCorbett)Tue, Jul 02 2013 13:31:00Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of former Rep. William Gray; a great man and great congressman. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/former-us-rep-william-gray-longtime-pastor-of-north-philly-church-dies-in-london-at-71/2013/07/01/9d667074-e2be-11e2-8657-fdff0c195a79_story.html …ional/forme…
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