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Edolphus Towns

Born: Jul 21, 1934

Birthplace: Chadbourn

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Edolphus Towns

Date of Birth : Jul 21, 1934
Birth Place : Chadbourn

Edolphus Towns, Jr. is an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2013. A Democrat from New York, Towns was Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee from 2009 to 2011. During his 30 years in Congress, Towns represented districts based in Brooklyn: first New York's 11th congressional district, from 1983 to 1993, and then the 10th district from 1993 to 2013. On April 16, 2012, Towns announced he would be retiring at the end of his 15th term.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Edolphus Towns, Jr.

Spouse


  • Gwen Forbes

Children


  • Darryl C. Towns
  • Deidra Towns
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