Charles B. Rangel was born on June 11, 1930. A high school dropout, he saw military service after joining in the Army from 1948 until 1952. He received his B.S. degree from New York University in 1957 and his law degree from St. John's University in 1960. In 1967 Rangel entered the New York Assembly and stayed there until 1971 when he went on to Congress after winning over Adam Powell III.
Since first entering Congress, Charles B.
Rangel has won reelection thirteen more times, making him one of the most
senior members of that institution. He almost attained the post of Chairman
of the House Ways and Mean Committee but the rising tide of conservatism,
which brought with it a majority of Republican, has all but crushed the
congressman's hopes of ever attaining that position.
Brenda Swygert, Executive Assistant
York City Offices