Edolphus Towns

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Democratic New York

U.S. House (New York 10)


Family: Wife: Gwendolyn Towns; 2 Children: Darryl, Deidra

Born: 07/21/1934 Chadbourn, NC

Home: Brooklyn, New York

Religion: Baptist

Education: MSW, Adelphi University, 1973 BS, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1956

Profession: Deputy Hospital Administrator, Beth Israel Medical Center, 1965-1971 United States Army, 1956-1958 Ordained Baptist Minister Professor, Medgar Evers College Professor, Fordham University Teacher, Brooklyn Public School System Teacher, New York City Public School System Social Worker

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York District 11, 1982-present Brooklyn District Deputy President, 1976-1982 Brooklyn District Leader, 1972-1982

Congressional Membership: Executive Committee, Albanian Issues Caucus Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Competitiveness Caucus Co-Chair, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus Congressional Urban Caucus

Organization Membership: Boy Scouts Advisory Council Kiwanis Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Salvation Army


Energy and Commerce

Oversight and Government Reform

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management

Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)