Esteban Edward Torres
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 34th district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Dan Lungren|
|Succeeded by||Grace Napolitano|
|Born||January 27, 1930|
Miami, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||East Los Angeles College|
California State University, Los Angeles
University of Maryland, College Park
Torres 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. He served as a member of the California Transportation Commission from 1997 to 2007.
Legacy and Awards
- Esteban E. Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship Program - a partnership between NCLR and the John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Esteban E. Torres High School
- In 2001, Torres was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree from Whittier College. 
- "Esteban Torres". Hispanic Americans in Congress. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
- Sierra, José Luis (2004-11-12). "Chopped Lives". La Opinion. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
- "Commissioners". California Transportation Commission (CTC). Archived from the original on 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2006-09-18.
- Colón, Melissa (2018). "C.V." (PDF). Retrieved 2019-06-19.
the Esteban E. Torres Fellowship, a fellowship for Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentCite journal requires
- United States Congress. "Esteban Edward Torres (id: T000316)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th congressional district
Matthew G. Martínez
| Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus