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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,
Presidents 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.