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TORRES, Esteban Edward, a Representative from California; born in Miami, Gila County, Ariz.,
January 27, 1930; graduated from James A. Garfield High School, East Los
Angeles, Calif., 1949; attended, East Los Angeles College, East Los Angeles,
Calif., 1959; attended, California State University, Los Angeles, Calif.,1963;
attended, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1965; attended, American
University, Washington, D.C., 1966; United States Army, sergeant, first class,
1949-1953; United Auto Workers representative and international labor
consultant, 1954-1968; community affairs organizer, 1968-1974; United Auto
Worker official, 1975-1976; consultant, Office of Technology Assessment,
1976-1977; United States Ambassador to the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France, 1977-1979;
special assistant to the President, The White House, 1979-1981; delegate,
California State Democratic conventions, 1968-1983; delegate, Democratic
National Conventions, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1995; unsuccessful candidate for
election to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; elected as a Democrat to the
Ninety-eighth and seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3,
1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in
1998; member, California state transportation commission, 1999 to present.
BibliographyEsteban Edward Torres 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.