Edolphus Towns

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Ed Towns
Edolphus Towns portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Oversight Committee
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byHenry Waxman
Succeeded byDarrell Issa
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byChuck Schumer
Succeeded byJerry Nadler (Redistricting)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJames H. Scheuer
Succeeded byMajor Owens
Personal details
Born (1934-07-21) July 21, 1934 (age 85)
Chadbourn, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gwen Forbes
Children2, including Darryl
EducationNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (BS)
Adelphi University (MSW)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1956–1958

Edolphus "Ed" Towns Jr. (born July 21, 1934) is an American politician. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2013. He was a member of the Democratic Party from New York. Towns was Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee from 2009 to 2011.

On April 16, 2012, Towns announced he would be retiring at the end of his 15th term.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dobnik, Verena (2012-04-16). "NYC's Towns retiring after 30 years in Congress". Associated Press.