Here's a look at the life of U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, who represents New York's 13th District.
Personal: Birth date: June 11, 1930
Birth place: New York, New York (Harlem)
Birth name: Charles Bernard Rangel
Father: Ralph Rangel, Sr.
Mother: Blanche (Wharton) Rangel
Marriage: Alma (Carter) Rangel (July 26, 1964 - present)
Children: Steven and Alicia
Education: New York University, B.S., 1957; St. John's University, J.D., 1960
Military Service: U.S. Army, 1948-52
Religion: Roman Catholic
Timeline: 1948-1952 - In the U.S. Army, receives the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor while serving in Korea.
1961-1962 - Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
1966-1970 - Member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 72nd District in Central Harlem.
November 3, 1970 - Is elected to the House of Representatives to represent New York's 15th District.
1973-1974 - Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment hearings for President Richard Nixon.
1974-1975 - Co-founder and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
1975 - First African-American to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.
1983-1993 - Chairman of the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse & Control.
1996-2007- Ranking Democratic member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
2005 - Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
2007-March 3, 2010 - First African-American chairman, for the House Ways and Means Committee.
September 5, 2008 - Rangel's lawyer, Lanny Davis, announces that Rangel unknowingly failed to report approximately $75,000 in income from a beach house he owns in the Dominican Republic.
September 24, 2008 - The House Ethics Committee announces it is establishing an ethics panel to investigate Rangel.
November 4, 2008 - Re-elected to a 20th term serving New York's 15th District.