Coleman Young’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 24, 1918

Death Date

Nov 29, 1997

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death

Emphysema

Profession

Politician

The politician Coleman Young died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

First African American mayor of Detroit, an office he held from 1974 to 1994. While in office helped transform the city’s mass transit system but he is often blamed for the city’s financial distress.

His son, Coleman A. Young II, is a State Senator in Michigan’s 1st State Senate district.

He died from emphysema in 1997. Upon learning of Young’s death, former President Jimmy Carter called Young “one of the greatest mayors our country has known.” Republican Michigan Gov.

Quotes

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I’ve learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn’t move.

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There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine or straw into gold.

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You can’t look forward and backward at the same time.