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Charlie Rangel Edit Profile

also known as Charles Bernard Rangel

United States Representative from New York

Charlie Rangel, United States Representative from New York. Bar: New York 1960. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York State Bar Association, National Association State Legislators, 369th Veterans Association.

Background

Rangel, Charlie was born on June 11, 1930 in New York City. Son of Ralph and Blanche (Wharton) Rangel.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1957. Juris Doctor, St. John's University School Law, New York, 1960. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wagner College, 1982.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Atlanta University, 1983. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. John's University, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mount Sinai School Medicine, 1988.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), New York University, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Howard. University, 1988; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hofstra University, 1989.

Career

Counsel New York City Housing and Redevelopment Board. Assistant United States attorney (southern district) New York United States Department Justice, 1961-1962. Member New York State Assembly, 1966-1970, United States Congress from 15th New York District, since 1971, United States House Ways & Means Committee, since 1975, ranking minority member, 1996—2007, chairman, 2007—2010.

Vice chairman Joint Committee on Taxation, since 2007. Co-chair African Trade and Investment Caucus, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus. Member Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Served in United States Army, 1948-1952, Korea.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1960.

Membership

Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York State Bar Association, National Association State Legislators, 369th Veterans Association.

Connections

Married Alma Carter, July 26, 1964. Children: Steven, Alicia.

father:
Ralph Rangel

mother:
Blanche (Wharton) Rangel

spouse:
Alma Carter

children:
Steven Rangel

Alicia Rangel