Esteban Edward Torres
|Esteban E. Torres|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
January 3, 1983 – January 6, 1999
|Preceded by||Dan Lungren|
|Succeeded by||Grace Napolitano|
January 27, 1930 |
|Spouse(s)||Arcy Sanchez Torres|
|Residence||West Covina, California|
Esteban Edward Torres (born January 27, 1930) is a politician from the state of California. Torres was born in Miami, Arizona to Rena Gómez. His father was a miner who was deported to Mexico in the 1930s despite being an U.S. citizen.
He served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1953. Active in the labor movement, he was appointed United States Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France, from 1977 to 1979 and served as a special assistant to President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.
Torres was unsuccessful in his attempt to win a seat in the House of Representatives in 1974, but was elected in 1982 as a Democrat. He served from 1983 until 1999. He did not run for reelection in 1998 and was succeeded by Democrat Grace Napolitano.
See also 
- http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e2c898c82671fc971ec46d6fef3845bf Chopped Lives
- Hispanic Americans in Congress - Torres
- California Transportation Commission (CTC): Commissioners
|United States House of Representatives|
|United States Representative for the 34th Congressional District of California
Grace F. Napolitano
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