Family and friends hold memorial for Rep. Louis Stokes

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Longtime Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies, 1925-1015
Bill Ritter reporting

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WABC) -- Friends and family Monday night paid their respects to political trailblazer, Louis Stokes.

A public memorial was held at Cleveland City Hall to honor the 15-term congressman.

Stokes was Ohio's first elected black member of Congress. He died last week after battling cancer.

Congressman Stokes is the father of our very own Lori Stokes.

He was 90 years old.