Eliot Engel

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Eliot Engel
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byEd Royce
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
Assumed office
January 3, 1989
Preceded byMario Biaggi
Constituency19th district (1989–1993)
17th district (1993–2013)
16th district (2013–present)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 81st district
In office
March 7, 1977 – December 31, 1988
Preceded byAlan Hochberg
Succeeded byStephen B. Kaufman
Personal details
Born
Eliot Lance Engel

(1947-02-18) February 18, 1947 (age 72)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Patricia Ennis
Children3
EducationLehman College (BA, MA)
New York Law School (JD)

Eliot Lance Engel (/ˈɛŋɡəl/; born February 18, 1947) is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013. Engel was first elected in the House in January 3, 1989. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1977, Engel entered the special election for a seat in the New York State Assembly. He was the Liberal Party nominee in the special election, and on March 1, 1977, he defeated Democratic nominee Ted Weinstein and Republican nominee Arlene Siegel.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Engel, a Liberal, Barely Wins Race for Assembly in The New York Times on March 2, 1977 (subscription required)

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