TOWNS, Edolphus, (1934 - )


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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.