Mel Levine

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Mel Levine
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Robert K. Dornan
Succeeded by Carlos J. Moorhead
California State Assemblyman, 44th District
In office
Preceded by Alan Sieroty
Succeeded by Tom Hayden
Personal details
Born (1943-06-07) June 7, 1943 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Connie Bruck
Children Adam Paul, Jake and Cara
Residence Santa Monica, California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
Harvard University
Occupation Lawyer

Meldon Edises Levine (born June 7, 1943) is an attorney and former Democratic Congressman from California. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1960 and was student body president (1963–64) and valedictorian at the University of California, Berkeley. After attending Princeton (MPA 1966) and Harvard (JD 1969) Universities, he was admitted to the California bar in 1970, following which he set up a private practice.

He was a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John V. Tunney from 1971 to 1973. He served in the California State Assembly from 1977 to 1982. He served in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. In 1992, Levine entered the Democratic primary election for the U.S. Senate, but lost the nomination to then-Congresswoman Barbara Boxer. He supported the 1991 Gulf War Authorization Act, which authorized the use of United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678.[1] Levine is married to New Yorker journalist Connie Bruck. He has three children from a previous marriage: Adam, Jake and Cara. He lives in Santa Monica where he is currently a partner in law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy.[2]


  1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 150–151. ISBN 0-89234-051-7. 
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". Pacific Council on International Policy. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Dornan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Carlos J. Moorhead