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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the passing of Hadley Roff:

“Hadley Roff was a public servant and a great friend. He will be deeply missed.

“I first met Hadley when we were students at Stanford. We worked together during my years as mayor of San Francisco, during my campaign for governor of California and later during my early years in the Senate. Never have I had a more loyal, stalwart partner and friend.

“Hadley began his career as a reporter for two San Francisco newspapers, but soon transitioned to public service, where he truly left his mark.

“After working for Senators John Tunney and Edward Kennedy—and later for the Edmund Muskie presidential campaign—Hadley decided it was time to return to San Francisco.

“He ably served four mayors of San Francisco—Joseph Alioto, my administration, Art Agnos and Frank Jordan.

“I’ll never forget the eight years during which Hadley served as my deputy mayor. In particular he had a passion for public safety. Every time a fire in the City reached three alarms, Hadley dropped what he was doing and rushed to the scene. He was truly devoted to the people of San Francisco.

“Later, Hadley was invaluable as state director for my Senate office, and later served as director for SFSU’s San Francisco Urban Institute.

“Above all, Hadley was gracious, caring and devoted to helping people. He’ll be missed, and it was an honor and a pleasure to be his friend.”