Death of Juanita Millender-McDonald

September 7, 1938 - April 22, 2007
Carson, California | Age 68

Trailblazing Congresswoman dies of cancer at 68
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Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, a seven-term congresswoman from Southern California described as a trailblazer and a leader in election reform, died Saturday of cancer. She was 68.

Millender-McDonald died at her home in Carson, said her chief of staff, Bandele McQueen.

The congresswoman had asked for a four- to six-week leave of absence from the House last week to deal with her illness. McQueen couldn't immediately provide details on what form of cancer Millender-McDonald...

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