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TOWNS, Edolphus, a Representative from New York; born in Chadbourn, Columbus County,
N.C., July 21, 1934; graduated from West Side High School, Chadbourn, N.C.,
1952; B.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,
Greensboro, N.C., 1956; M.S.W., Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y., 1973;
United States Army, 1956-1958; teacher, Fordham University, New York, N.Y.;
deputy president, borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1976-1982; elected as Democrat to
the Ninety-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1983-January 3, 2013); chair, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (One
Hundred Eleventh Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One
Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.