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Ed Towns' Biography

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Full Name:

Edolphus 'Ed' Towns




Wife: Gwendolyn Towns; 2 Children: Darryl, Deidra

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Chadbourn, NC

Home City:

Brooklyn, NY



MSW, Adelphi University, 1973

BS, Sociology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1956

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 11, 1982-2012

Brooklyn District Leader, 1972-1982

Brooklyn District Deputy President, 1976-1982

Executive Committee, Albanian Issues Caucus

Experience, Congressional Black Caucus

Experience, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus

Experience, Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus

Experience, Congressional Urban Caucus

Teacher, Brooklyn Public School System

Professor, Fordham University

Professor, Medgar Evers College

Teacher, New York City Public School System

Experience, Ordained Baptist Minister

Experience, Social Worker

Deputy Hospital Administrator, Beth Israel Medical Center, 1965-1971

United States Army, 1956-1958

Experience, Boy Scouts Advisory Council

Experience, Kiwanis

Experience, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Experience, Salvation Army

Astrological Sign:



-Recognition, American Cancer Society
-Legislator of the Year, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Legislator of the Year, American Academy of Physician Assistants
-Legislator of the Year, American Association of Community Health Centers
-Congressional Leadership Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives
-Efforts to Fight Mortality, Healthy Start
- Home Care Hero, National Association for Home Care
-Legislator of the Year, National Coalition for Poison Control Centers
-Friend of the National Parks, National Parks and Conservation Association

Names of Grandchildren:

Kiara, Jasmine, Kristian, Dale, and Trinity

Number of Grandchildren:



Edolphus Towns' in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989. Prepared under the direction of the Commission on the Bicentenary by the Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1991)