Burgess (Burgess) Owens (R-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.3011
FAX: 202.225.5638
District: 801.999.9801
Room 309 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4404

Residence: Riverton, UT
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 8/2/1951
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
Vice ChairFreedom from Big Tech Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
FC MemberBipartisan Wildfire Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Juab / Salt Lake / Sanpete / Utah


Burgess Owens is the Congressman from Utah's Fourth Congressional District. Born in the segregated South, he saw people of all backgrounds come together to work tirelessly against adversity.

As a young man, Burgess was one of the first four black athletes recruited to play football at the University of Miami and the third black student there to receive a scholarship, ultimately earning BS in biology and chemistry. He was the 13th pick in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft and joined the New York Jets, later playing safety for ten seasons in the NFL for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, winning the Superbowl with the 1980 Raiders' team.

After retiring from the NFL, Burgess worked in the corporate sales world and eventually moved the Owens family to beautiful Utah. Before being elected to Congress, he started Second Chance 4 Youth, a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled and incarcerated youth.

Burgess now serves as a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Burgess believes in dreaming big and follows the four guiding principles of faith, family, free markets, and education.