Profession: Politician Nationality: American Birth Date: 26th Aug, 1945
Melvin Luther Watt (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who has been Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency since 2014. He was appointed by President Barack Obama. He is a former United States Representative for North Carolina's 12th congressional district, from 1993 to 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
A lawyer from Charlotte, North Carolina, Watt served one term as a state Senator and served as campaign manager for Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt.
On May 1, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which, among other agencies, administers or has oversight for the FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. The U.S. Senate confirmed Watt on December 10, 2013, and he resigned from the House on January 6, 2014.