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George Fleming passes on: He ran wild in the Rose Bowl, later served twenty years as a sturdy, progressive state legislator for Seattle

The death of Flem­ing at eighty-three has evoked Baby Boomer mem­o­ries of when the Dawgs upset favored foes two New Year’s Days in a row, and of the first African-Amer­i­can to serve in the State Sen­ate and cham­pi­on of such caus­es as the Mar­tin Luther King holiday.