Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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COELHO, Tony (1942-)

COELHO, TONY, a Representative from California; born in Los Banos, Merced County, Calif., June 15, 1942; attended the public schools in Dos Palos; B.A., Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1964; staff member of United States Representative B. F. Sisk, 1965-1978; became administrative assistant in 1970; staff director, Subcommittee on Cotton, House Agriculture Committee, 1971-1972; consultant, House Parking Committee, 1971-1974; staff coordinator, House Subcommittee on Broadcasting, House Rules Committee, and House Select Committee on Professional Sports, 1965-1976; delegate, California State Democratic convention; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on June 15, 1989 (January 3, 1979-June 15, 1989); majority whip (One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses); chair, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1994-2000; business executive; political adviser; is a resident of Merced, Calif.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: In the United States Capitol Historical Society Oral History Collection, 1976-1991, 13 items.
Interviewees include Tony Coelho. A finding aid is available in the library.


Loyola Marymount University
Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1955-2008, 34.75 linear feet.
This collection consists of materials spanning the different aspects of former Congressman Tony Coelho's career and personal life including his activism, congressional work, corporate career, political activity, and his years working abroad. It includes photographs, audiovisual materials, artifacts, correspondence, reports, and documents. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • "Tony Coelho" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives . Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.