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Charles B. Rangel
Official photograph of Charles Rangel dressed in suit and tie against a blue background
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
New York's 13th congressional district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
15th congressional district 1993–2013
16th congressional district 1983–1993
19th congressional district 1973–1983
18th congressional district 1971–1973
Preceded by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Succeeded by Adriano Espaillat
Chairman of the
United States House Committee on Ways and Means
In office
January 4, 2007 – March 3, 2010
Preceded by Bill Thomas
Succeeded by Sander M. Levin
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 72nd district
In office
January 1, 1967 – December 31, 1970
Preceded by S. William Green
Succeeded by George W. Miller
Personal details
Born
Charles Bernard Rangel

June 11, 1930 (1930-06-11) (age 91)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alma Rangel
Residence Manhattan, New York
Alma mater New York University (B.S.)
St. John's University School of Law (LL.B.)
Occupation Attorney
Awards Bronze Star (with valor device)
Purple Heart
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service Seal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Years of service 1948–1952
Rank US Army 1951 SSGT.png Staff sergeant
Unit 2nd Infantry Division DUI.png 503rd Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
Battles/wars Korean War
  • Battle of Kunu-ri (WIA)

Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel ( born June 11, 1930) is an American politician. He served as the U.S. Representative for NY's 13th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second-longest serving member of the House of Representatives. He served from 1971 to 2017.

Rangel was the first African-American Chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. He is also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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