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Charles Rangel

Charles RangelAKA Charles Bernard Rangel

Born: 11-Jun-1930
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, New York 15th

Military service: US Army (1948-52, Korea)

War hero during the Korean War, where he rescued forty comrades from behind enemy lines for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. Democrat and liberal, Rangel was elected to the New York State Assembly 1966-70. Since then he has been serving continuously as U.S. Representative from New York's Harlem district. Rangel is the senior member of New York's Congressional delegation, and chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee until stepping down from that post in 2010, amidst reports of his unethical trips, assets and income, use of rent-controlled apartments, and his solicitation of donations for a university center to be named after him. Re-elected to a 20th term in Congress by a landslide in 2010, and found guilty of 11 violations by a House ethics panel two weeks later. As punishment, he may face "admonishment".

Father: Ralph J. Rangel, Sr. (d.)
Mother: Blanche Mary Wharton (b. 20-Mar-1904, d. 6-Mar-1995)
Brother: Ralph J. Rangel, Jr. (d. 1975)
Sister: Frances
Wife: Alma E. Carter
Son: Steven
Daughter: Alicia Frances Rangel

    High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, New York, NY
    University: BS, School of Commerce, New York University (1957)
    Law School: LLB, St. John's University, Brooklyn, NY (1960)

    US Congressman, New York 15th (1993-)
    US Congressman, New York 16th (1983-93)
    US Congressman, New York 19th (1973-83)
    US Congressman, New York 18th (1971-73)
    New York State Assembly (1966-70)
    Assistant US Attorney Southern District of New York (1963)
    Afghanistan Relief Committee Honorary Co-Chair
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Trilateral Commission
    New York State Bar Association
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart
    Shrapnel Injury Battle of Kunu-ri (Nov-1950)
    Trespassing New York City (15-Mar-1999)
    Trespassing Washington, DC (13-Jul-2004)
    Wedding: Donald Trump and Marla Maples (1993)
    Censured by the House for ethics violations (2-Dec-2010)
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    13th (30-Sep-2016) · Himself
    Koch (8-Oct-2012) · Himself
    The Last Debate (5-Nov-2000) · Himself
    The Panama Deception (1992) · Himself

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