Center for Political Awareness

Gregory Meeks

US Representative

New York

05th District

Tenure: February 3, 1998-present

Term Ends: January 3, 2025

Brief Bio

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).

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