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Charles B. RANGEL

(1930- )

RANGEL, Charles B., a Representative from New York; born in New York, N.Y., June 11, 1930; attended DeWitt Clinton High School; B.S., New York University School of Commerce, Washington Square, N.Y., 1957; LL.B. (J.D.), St. John’s Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1960; United States Army, 1948-1952; lawyer, private practice; assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1963; counsel to speaker of the New York state assembly, 1965; counsel to the President’s Commission to Revise the Draft Laws, 1966; secretary, New York State Penal Law and Code Revision Commission; member of the New York state assembly, 1966-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-present); chairman, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred Third Congresses); chair, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); chair, Joint Committee on Taxation (One Hundred Eleventh Congress).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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