BERMAN, Howard Lawrence, (1941 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BERMAN, Howard Lawrence, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1941; graduated from Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, Calif., 1959; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1962; LL.B., University of California School of Law, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965; lawyer, private practice; VISTA volunteer, 1966-1967; member of the California state assembly, 1973-1982; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968, 1976, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2013); chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.