Edolphus Towns

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Edolphus "Ed" Towns is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, representing the 10th District of New York based in Brooklyn. He has served in the House since 1983.


Record and controversies

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American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 90 - 18/20 100 - 20/20
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 65 - 13/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Towns voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.



Towns was born July 21, 1934 in Chadbourn, North Carolina. he recieved his B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University in 1956 and his Master's in social work from Adelphi University in 1973. Prior to serving in Congress, he was a teacher in the New York City Public School System, and a professor at Fordham University and Evers University. Towns was in the Army from 1956-58, and was Deputy Hospital Adminstrator, Beth Israel Medical Center from 1965-71

Congressional Career

Towns was first elected in 1982, and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Jonathan H. Anderson to face Towns in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Towns retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Executive Committee, Albanian Issues Caucus
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus
  • Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
  • Congressional Urban Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Boy Scouts Advisory Council
  • Kiwanis
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Salvation Army

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Edolphus Towns. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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District offices
  • 1670 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1251
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  • 26 Court Street, Suite 1510, Brooklyn, NY 11241-0102
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  • 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Store 5, Brooklyn, NY 11207-9061
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