Congressman Charles B. Rangel
15th Congressional District


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.

The Standing Committees to which he was assigned are as follows:
House and Means
Human Resources
Joint Taxation

Party Leadership Position(s)
Deputy Whip of the Democratic Leadership

He also is a member of the following organizations:
Co-founder and Chair of the African  Trade and Investment Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Congressional Hunger Caucus Task Force on Hunger
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Congressional Urban Caucus
Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus (Acting Chairman)
New York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
Northeast Agricultural Caucus

Capital Office Staff:
Emile Miline, Press Secretary/Legislative Director
(202) 225-4365

Brenda Swygert, Executive Assistant
(202) 225-4365

Washington Office

2354 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: 202-225-4365
Fax: 202-225-0816
E-mail: rangel@hr.house.gov

New York City Offices

163 West 125th Street
New York, New York, 10027-4404
Tel: (212) 663-3900
Fax: (212) 663-4277
Vivian Jones - District Administration

East Harlem
2110 First Avenue
New York, New York 10029-3732
Tel: (212) 348-9630
Fax: (212) 423-0489

Further information on Congressman Charles B. Rangel can be obtained at:

World Wide Web:

Congressman Rangel Web Page


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