Pelosi’s Guest List Is a High-Profile Mix

Posted February 24, 2009 at 1:14pm

Updated: 4:05 p.m.

A mix of family and high-profile guests will line the front row of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) box during President Barack Obama’s address to Congress on Tuesday night.

Family members seated front and center will include Paul Pelosi and former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Pelosi’s husband and brother, respectively.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and Service Employees International Union Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger will be in the mix, along with crew members of the US Airways plane that splash-landed in the Hudson River last month.

They include Capt. Chesley Sullenburger, First Officer Jeffrey Skiles and flight attendant Doreen Welsh and her son Timothy.

Other guests of Pelosi in the chamber will include former Speaker Tom Foley (D-Wash.), Ambassador and former Rep. Lindy Boggs (D-La.), civil rights leader Dorothy Height and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman David Lizarraga.