COELHO, Tony, a Representative from California; born in Los Banos, Merced County, Calif., June 15, 1942; attended the public schools in Dos Palos; B.A., Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1964; staff member of United States Representative B. F. Sisk, 1965-1978; became administrative assistant in 1970; staff director, Subcommittee on Cotton, House Agriculture Committee, 1971-1972; consultant, House Parking Committee, 1971-1974; staff coordinator, House Subcommittee on Broadcasting, House Rules Committee, and House Select Committee on Professional Sports, 1965-1976; delegate, California State Democratic convention; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on June 15, 1989 (January 3, 1979-June 15, 1989); majority whip (One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses); chair, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1994-2000; business executive; political adviser; is a resident of Merced, Calif.
BibliographyTony Coelho in
Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.