DELLUMS, RONALD: United States. Member of the House of Representatives. Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Installations and Facilities of the House Armed Services Committee. Awarded the 1988 Congressional Award of the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management. Reported to have stated that Civil Defense was part of an overall program to improperly convince the American people that it was possible to survive a nuclear war.
Source: Sincere, Richard, "Capital Commentary," Journal of Civil Defense, The American Civil Defense Association, April 1989, page 5.