Gregory Meeks

U.S. Representative from New York

Gregory Weldon Meeks (born September 25, 1953) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district (formerly in the 6th district) since 1998. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Gregory Meeks
Gregory Meeks, official portrait, 115th congress.jpg
Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byEliot Engel
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
Assumed office
February 3, 1998
Preceded byFloyd Flake
Constituency6th district (1998–2013)
5th district (2013–present)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 31st district
In office
January 1, 1993 – January 3, 1998
Preceded byAnthony S. Seminerio
Succeeded byPauline Rhodd-Cummings
Personal details
Born
Gregory Weldon Meeks

(1953-09-25) September 25, 1953 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Simone Meeks
Children3
EducationAdelphi University (BA)
Howard University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

In July 2020, after the primary defeat of House Foreign Affairs Committee chairperson Eliot Engel, Meeks became chair of the committee.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Castro launches bid for House Foreign Affairs gavel". The Hill. Archived from the original on 2020-07-21.