New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne dies
March 6th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne dies

Rep. Donald M. Payne, a 77-year-old Democrat from New Jersey, has died, a congressional source close to Payne said Tuesday.

Payne, a native of Newark, was the first African American from New Jersey elected to Congress, in 1988.

He died after a battle with colon cancer, according to the congressional source.

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  1. just eye

    Poor guy should have voted no on ndaa

    March 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. be good to people

    god bless the family and may you have peace thank you for sharing him

    March 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Thank you for your service to our country and condolences to the family.

    March 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cynthia Truitt-Rease

    you have truly been a Blessing to your home town of Newark and to all other surrounding areas of the 10th Congressional District. You have been an inspriation to all you have come into contact with. You walked with a City, a People, and a legacy that will be hard to undo. He walked quietly with a big STICK and carried it well.We Thank you Payne Family for sharing your father, uncle, cousin, grandfather, and a host of other with us. He will surely be missed in the MIGHTY SOUTH WARD!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |