|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 34th district
January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1999
|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.
the Esteban E. Torres Fellowship, a fellowship for Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentCite journal requires