Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel
Official photograph of Charles Rangel dressed in suit and tie against a blue background
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
New York's 13th congressional district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
15th congressional district 1993–2013
16th congressional district 1983–1993
19th congressional district 1973–1983
18th congressional district 1971–1973
Preceded byAdam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Succeeded byAdriano Espaillat
Chairman of the
United States House Committee on Ways and Means
In office
January 4, 2007 – March 3, 2010
Preceded byBill Thomas
Succeeded bySander M. Levin
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 72nd district
In office
January 1, 1967 – December 31, 1970
Preceded byS. William Green
Succeeded byGeorge W. Miller
Personal details
Born
Charles Bernard Rangel

(1930-06-11) June 11, 1930 (age 89)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Alma Rangel
ResidenceManhattan, New York
Alma materNew York University (B.S.)
St. John's University School of Law (LL.B.)
OccupationAttorney
AwardsBronze Star (with valor device)
Purple Heart
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Years of service1948–1952
RankUS Army 1951 SSGT.png Staff sergeant
Unit2nd Infantry Division DUI.png 503rd Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
Battles/warsKorean War

Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel (/ˈræŋɡəl/;[1] born June 11, 1930) is an American politician. He served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second-longest serving member of the House of Representatives. He served from 1971 to 2017.

Rangel was the first African-American Chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. He is also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Black Lawmakers in Congress". Ebony. February 1, 1971. p. 122.

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