U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, D-N.J., reacts while sitting in the audience during a ceremony to honor him by naming a plaza at the Essex County court complex the Congressman Donald M. Payne Plaza in Newark, N.J., Monday, April 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
March 6, 2012 10:55:35 AM PST
BETH DeFALCO Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. - March 6, 2012 --
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, a Democrat known for his work on human rights and on behalf of the poor, died Tuesday. He was 77.