Birth Name: Nita Sue Melnikoff
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1937
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Nita Lowey is an American politician. A Democrat, she has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, since January 3, 1989, and Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, since January 3, 2019.
She is married to attorney Stephen Lowey.
Nita’s paternal grandparents were named Nathan Melnikoff and Anna Lichtman.
Nita’s maternal grandparents were named Benjamin Fleisher and Gussie Weiss.