Edolphus Towns Edit Profile
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Married Gwendolyn Forbes, 1960. Children: Darryl, Deidra.
Named to Academy of Distinction, Adelphi University. Recipient Congressional Leadership award, American College Nurse-Midwives, 1999.