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United States Representative from New York

Edolphus Towns, United States Representative from New York. Member advisory council Boy Scouts America; active volunteer Salvation Army; Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association Social Workers, Kiwanis Club, Phi Beta Sigma.

Background

Towns, Edolphus was born on July 21, 1934 in Chadbourn, North Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, 1956. Master of Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), North Carolina A&T State University.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Shaw University.

Career

Teacher New York City Public Schools, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, Fordham University. Assistant administrator Beth Israel Medical Center, 1965-1971. Deputy borough president Brooklyn, New York, 1976-1982.

Member United States Congress from 11th New York district, 1983—1991, United States Congress from 10th New York district, since 1992. Chairman United States House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, 2009—2011. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

Politics

Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member advisory council Boy Scouts America. Active volunteer Salvation Army. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association Social Workers, Kiwanis Club, Phi Beta Sigma.

Connections

Married Gwendolyn Forbes, 1960. Children: Darryl, Deidra.

spouse:
Gwendolyn Forbes

children:
Deidra Towns

Darryl Towns