The Honorable Tony Coelho

The Honorable Tony Coelho



Tony Coelho, the author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a major supporter of the ADA Amendments Act, signed by President Bush on September 25, 2008. Among topics discussed will be the recent activity associated with passing this piece of legislation, the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on July 26, 1990, and his New York Law School Lecture Series.

• Served as Interim CEO of the National Epilepsy Foundation.

• Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed in to law July 26, 1990.

• Majority Whip from 1987 to 1989, third ranking position in the House leadership.

• First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 from CA.