Vice President Joe Biden will be in Cleveland on Tuesday to attend former congressman Louis Stokes’ funeral.
Stokes, the first black congressman elected in Ohio, died last week with his wife at his side after a brief battle with brain and lung cancer.
He was 90.
Following his death, many reached out to pay their respects to Stokes.
Among the biggest names included President Barack Obama, who in part said:
Lou triumphed over hardship to become a passionate voice for those less fortunate. He fought to expand access to quality healthcare in struggling communities and worked tirelessly on behalf of hardworking Ohioans. Lou leaves behind an indelible legacy in the countless generations of young leaders that he inspired, and he will be sorely missed.
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