Mel Watt

Melvin Luther " Mel" Watt ( born August 26, 1945 in Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) is an American politician. From 1993 to 2014 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mel Watt visited in Charlotte until 1963 York Road High School. Then he studied until 1967 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent study of law at Yale University and in 1970 made ​​his admission to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1985 to 1987 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1992 watts was again appointed after 30 - year break twelfth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took his seat on January 3, 1993. After ten re- election, he held his seat in Congress until January 6, 2014. He was most recently a member of the Finance Committee and the Judiciary Committee. After he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by 57:41 votes as the new head of the Federal Agency Federal Housing Finance Agency, he resigned from his position, which will remain vacant until the election on November 4, 2014.

Mel Watt has two children with his wife Eulada. Private family lives in Charlotte.