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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:28 PM

CONGRESSMAN RASKIN ANNOUNCES LOSS OF SON TOMMY RASKIN. Edited

TAKOMA PARK, M.D. – With profound sorrow, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Sarah Bloom Raskin today announced the loss of their son Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin, 25, who was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College.

“Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him.”

Tommy is survived by his beloved sisters Hannah and Tabitha, dozens of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin. The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief.

Funeral and memorial service arrangements will be released in due course.

https://raskin.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-raskin-announces-loss-son-tommy-raskin?


HOW AWFUL! Anyone remember seeing interview of Sarah yesterday?

EDIT: The cause of death remains under investigation.

He died this morning at the family's Takoma Park home.

EDIT #2: Sarah Bloom Raskin considered for Treasury Secretary. 'She formerly served as a Fed governor and deputy Treasury secretary, the only woman so far to hold the second-in-command role at the agency. A lawyer and former state financial regulator in Maryland, she has worked in finance, and currently serves as a director with Vanguard, the investment giant with $6 trillion in assets under management.'

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elleng Dec 2020 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2020 #1
elleng Dec 2020 #3
msfiddlestix Dec 2020 #2
blueinredohio Dec 2020 #5
elleng Dec 2020 #6
Demovictory9 Dec 2020 #4
elleng Dec 2020 #8
mzmolly Dec 2020 #7
Mike Nelson Dec 2020 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2021 #10
elleng Jan 2021 #11
Gothmog Jan 2021 #12

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:31 PM

1. It did not specify, but I guess he died from COVID-19 related causes? So sad...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:32 PM

3. Right, doesn't say.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:31 PM

2. What a terrible loss

does the article indicate cause of his passing?

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:32 PM

5. I was going to ask that too.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:32 PM

6. No

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:32 PM

4. Sad. What happened?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:33 PM

8. Don't know.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:32 PM

7. How terribly

sad.

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 07:34 PM

9. Incredibly sad...

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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:33 AM

10. Second Year Harvard Law Student, Described as 'Pure Magic,' Dies at 25

Second Year Harvard Law Student, Described as ‘Pure Magic,’ Dies at 25

By Emmy M. Cho, Crimson Staff Writer
15 hours ago

Second year Harvard Law School student Thomas B. “Tommy” Raskin has died, his father, Rep. Jamin Ben “Jamie” Raskin ’83 (D-Md.), announced in a statement Thursday. ... “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and demolished to be without him.” ... The family did not announce a cause of death.

Thomas Raskin, 25, graduated from Amherst College in 2017. He had been a teaching fellow in the undergraduate course General Education 1171: “Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning,” according to his LinkedIn profile.

“Tommy is survived by his beloved sisters Hannah and Tabitha, dozens of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin,” the official statement added. “The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief.”

Raskin’s father is serving his second term representing Maryland’s 8th congressional district and formerly taught constitutional law at American University. His mother, Sarah Bloom Raskin, is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary.

—Staff writer Emmy M. Cho can be reached at emmy.cho@thecrimson.com.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 01:24 PM

11. Thanks for finding this.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 02:56 PM

12. I am so sorry for the loss of this young man

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