David Dumas, former Rhode Island House minority leader, dies

November 29, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island House Minority Leader David Dumas has died.

The House Minority Office said Wednesday that Dumas died. The Providence Journal says the 75-year-old Dumas was working as a legal counsel to the General Assembly.

Dumas served as a state representative from 1983 to 1992. He was minority leader during his last term.

The minority office says Dumas is fondly remembered for “his love of liberty, Rhode Island, and service to his constituents.”

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Thursday Dumas was a dear friend. He recalled his fiery House debates. Kilmartin says the debate ended when the session did, and he was “simply your good friend.”

Kilmartin says in today’s politically-divisive world, “we would all be well served if there were more public servants like Dave Dumas.”

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