Former Seattle Councilmember Richard McIver dies

Richard McIver, long the only African American on the Seattle City Council and an advocate for Rainier Valley and underdeveloped parts of the city, died Saturday night at Swedish Medical Center. He was 71.

“He was extremely generous with his wisdom, and he was sort of our moral compass,” said City Councilmember Jean Godden, who considered Mr. McIver a mentor.

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:45pm