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Charlie Rangel's Biography

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Full Name:

Charles 'Charlie' B. Rangel




Wife: Alma; 2 Children: Steven, Alicia

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Harlem, NY

Home City:

Harlem, NY


Roman Catholic

LLB, St. John's University School of Law, 1960

BS, New York University School of Commerce, 1957

Deputy Democratic Whip

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1970-2016

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 1967-1970

Candidate, Democratic Primary for New York City Council President, 1969

Member, 21st Century Health Care Caucus

Co-Chair, African Trade and Investment Caucus

Member, Afterschool Caucus

Member, Army Caucus

Member, Arts Caucus

Member, Bicameral Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease

Member, Bipartisan Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Member, Bipartisan Taskforce on Alzheimer's Disease

Member, Boating Caucus

Member, Cancer Action Caucus

Member, Caribbean Caucus

Member, Caucus for Women's Issues

Member, Caucus on Armenian Issues

Member, Caucus on Community Health Centers

Member, Caucus on Hellenic Issues

Member, Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Co-Founder, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus

Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Chair, Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Officer, Congressional Taskforce on Illegal Guns

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Co-Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Member, Democratic Steering Committee

Member, Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus

Member, Fire Services Caucus

Former Member, Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress

Member, Kidney Caucus

Member, Labor and Working Families Caucus

Member, Navy/Marine Corps Caucus

Co-Founder, Out-of-Iraq Caucus

Member, Real Estate Caucus

Member, Refugee Caucus

Member, Rural Housing Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight (Ways and Means), United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Trade, United States House of Representatives


Legal Counsel, New York City Housing and Redevelopment Board

General Counsel, National Advisory Commission on Selective Service, 1966

Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1961

Served, United States Army, Korea, 1948-1952

Member, 369th Veterans Association

Member, Coalition on Adoption

Member, Community Education Program

Member, Martin Luther King Democrats

Dean, New York State Congressional Delegation