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Gary Ackerman's Biography
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Gary L. Ackerman
Wife: Rita; 3 Children: Lauren, Corey, Ari
BA, Queens College, 1965
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1983-2012
Senator, New York State Senate, 1978-1983
Candidate, New York City Council, At-Large, 1977
Member, Baltic Caucus
Member, Congressional Boating Caucus
Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Chair, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, 110th Congress
Member, Congressional Children's Working Group
Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Member, Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus
Vice-Chair, Congressional Study Group on Japan
Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Member, Congressional Urban Caucus
Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member, Democratic Steering Committee
Member, Education Caucus
Member, Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus
Member, Full Foreign Affairs Committee
Chair, House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Chair, Long Island Congressional Caucus
Member, Long Island Sound Caucus
Member, Northeast Agricultural Caucus
Member, Older Americans Caucus
Co-Chair, Silk Road Caucus
Newspaper Publisher, The Queens Tribune, 1970-1983
Teacher, New York City School System, 1965-1970
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
President, International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Photography, Stamp Collecting, Boating
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