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MEEKS, Gregory W.

MEEKS, Gregory W.
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MEEKS, Gregory W., a Representative from New York; born in East Harlem, New York County, N.Y., September 25, 1953; graduated from Julia Richman High School, New York, N.Y., 1971; B.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y., 1975; J.D., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1978; lawyer; Queens County, N.Y. assistant district attorney, 1978-1983; assistant special narcotics prosecutor, New York, N.Y.; deputy counsel, New York state investigation commission, 1984-1985; supervising judge, New York state workers compensation board, 1985-1992; member of the New York state assembly, 1992-1998; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Floyd H. Flake, and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (February 3, 1998-present); chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred Seventeenth Congress).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Gregory W. Meeks" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Banking and Financial Services
  • House Committee - Financial Services
    • Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions - Chair
    • International Monetary Policy and Trade - Chair
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs - Chair
  • House Committee - International Relations
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