List of University of Michigan legislator alumni


List of University of Michigan legislator alumni

Where the date or fact of graduation is uncertain (MDNG) is used to indicate "matriculated, did not graduate"

Legislator A

*Jackson Leroy Adair, (LAW: JD 1911) a Congressional Representative from Illinois.
*John Beard Allen, (LAW: 1869?) a Delegate from the Territory of Washington and a Senator from Washington; appointed United States attorney for the Territory of Washington by President Ulysses Grant and served from April 1875 to July 1885; reporter for the supreme court of the Territory 1878-1885; elected as a Republican Delegate to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-November 11, 1889); when the Territory was admitted as a State, elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, and served from November 20, 1889, to March 3, 1893; the legislature failing to elect a Senator, was appointed by the Governor to serve in the Senate until March 20, 1893; presented his non-credentials as a Senator-designate in 1893, but was not permitted to qualify.
*Edward Payson Allen, (LAW: JD 1867) a Congressional Representative from Michigan.
*Leo Elwood Allen (AB 1923) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1961).
*Clinton Presba Anderson, (AB ??) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from New Mexico; served as treasurer of State of New Mexico 1933-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation on June 30, 1945, having been appointed Secretary of Agriculture; served as Secretary of Agriculture from June 30, 1945, until his resignation May 10, 1948; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, 1960 and 1966, and served from January 3, 1949, to January 3, 1973
*Daniel Read Anthony, Jr. (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; studied law; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Curtis; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from May 23, 1907, to March 3, 1929.
*Henry Fountain Ashurst, (MDNG) a Senator from Arizona; studied law and political economy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1897 and 1899, serving as speaker in 1899; served in the Territorial senate in 1903; district attorney of Coconino County 1905-1908; upon the admission of Arizona as a State was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on March 27, 1912; reelected in 1916, 1922, 1928, and again in 1934, and served from March 27, 1912, to January 3, 1941.

Legislators B

*Donald Allen Bailey, (BA 1967) a Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and the Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1983); Auditor General of Pennsylvania, 1985-1989.
*Joseph Edward Baird, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; engaged as a dealer in oil and farm lands from 1900 to 1921; served as mayor of Bowling Green 1902-1905, and as postmaster 1910-1914; secretary of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission 1921-1923; served as assistant secretary of state 1923-1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931).
*Lucien Baker, (LAW: JD) a Senator from Kansas; member of the State senate 1893-1895; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1901.
*Bert Andrew Bandstra, (AB 1953) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967).
*Henry Towne Bannon, (AB 1889) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1909).
*Samuel Willard Beakes (LAW: JD 1883), a Congressional Representative from Michigan he was admitted to the bar 1884.He was the mayor of Ann Arbor, 1888-1890; postmaster of Ann Arbor, 1894-1898; city treasurer, 1891-1893 and 1903-1905.
*Rand Beers , (MA 1970). Had a public service career spanning 25 years. Was assigned to take over the terrorism and narcotics desk at the National Security Council following Oliver North. In October 1998, was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the position of Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs. Was assigned to counter terrorism in the George W. Bush White House. Joined the John Kerry campaign as a foreign policy advisor.
*Alvin Morell Bentley, (AB 1940), he served as vice consul and secretary with the United States Diplomatic Corps in Mexico in May 1942, then going to Colombia, Hungary, and Italy; returned to Washington, D.C., March 15, 1950, for work in the State Department. He was appointed by Governor George Romney in 1966 to the board of regents of the University of Michigan, a position he held at the time of his death in April 10, 1969.
*Michael D. Bishop (A.B. 1989) State of Michigan Senate Majority Leader, R-Rochester. Bishop, who spent two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives (1999-2003), was nominated after the 2006 election to be to be the leader of the Republican-controlled Senate. As majority leader, he chairs the Government Operations Committee, directs the agenda and is the lead spokesman for GOP policies in Michigan.
*Roswell Peter Bishop, (1868-1872) (LAW: JD 1875) a Congressional Representative from Michigan. Bishop was a member of the State house of representatives in 1882 and 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1907). He also served as a member of the Michigan constitutional convention in 1907.
*William Wallace Blackney, (LAW: JD 1912 ) a Congressional Representative from Michigan. He was elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1953).
*Melvin Morella Boothman, (LAW: JD 1871) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected treasurer of Williams County in 1871 and reelected in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891).
*William Patterson Borland, (LAW: JD 1892) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; member of the board of freeholders directed to draft a charter for Kansas City in 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death.
*Samuel Myron Brainerd, (LAW: ) a Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885).
*Abraham Lincoln Brick, (LAW: JD 1883) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his death on April 7, 1908.
*William McNulty Brodhead, (LAW: JD 1967) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the Michigan state house of representatives, 1970; reelected in 1972; delegate to Michigan state Democratic conventions, 1968-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1983).
*Marriott Brosius, (LAW: ) a Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, until his death on March 16, 1901.
*Arthur Brown, (LAW: JD 1864) a Senator from Utah; upon the admission of Utah as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 22, 1896, until March 3, 1897; shot in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 1906, by a woman who claimed to be the mother of his children, and died on December 12.
*Charles Bruce Brownson, (AB 1935) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; executive officer to Assistant Chief of Staff G-1, First Army, during invasion planning in England and combat in Europe until V-E Day; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and French Medaille de Reconnaissance; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959).
*Ferdinand Brucker, (LAW: JD 1881) a Congressional Representative from Michigan. He was judge of the probate court of Saginaw County 1888-1896; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899.
*William John Bulow, (LAW: JD 1893) a Senator from South Dakota; member, State senate 1899; mayor of Beresford 1912-1913; county judge of Union County, S.Dak., 1918; Governor of South Dakota 1927-1931; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, to January 3, 1943.
*James Francis Burke, (LAW: JD 1892) a Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania.
*Anson Burlingame, (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Massachusetts; attended Detroit branch of the University of Michigan; served in the State senate in 1852; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); appointed Minister to Austria March 22, 1861, but was not accepted by the Austrian Government because of certain opinions he was known to entertain regarding Hungary and Sardinia; Minister to China from June 14, 1861, to November 21, 1867; appointed December 1, 1867, by the Chinese Government its ambassador to negotiate treaties with foreign powers; died in St. Petersburg, Russia, February 23, 1870.

Legislators C to E

*Benjamin Taylor Cable, (AB 1876) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; chairman of the western branch of the Democratic National Committee in 1892; chairman of the Democratic executive committee in 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893).
*William Randolph Carpenter, (LAW: JD 1917) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; member of the Marion Board of Education 1925-1933; served in the State house of representatives 1929-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); United States attorney for the district of Kansas 1945-1948; member of the United States Motor Carrier Claims Commission 1950-1952.
*William Wallace Chalmers, (AB 1887) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; president of the University of Toledo in 1904; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); elected to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1931).
*Walter Marion Chandler, (AB 1897) a Congressional Representative from New York; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses and as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923).
*Jackson Burton Chase, (LAW: LLB 1913) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska.
*John Logan Chipman (1843-1845) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; attorney of the police board of Detroit 1867-1879; elected judge of the superior court of Detroit May 1, 1879; reelected in 1885 and served until 1887, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Detroit, Mich., on August 17, 1893.
*Ralph Edwin Church, (AB 1907) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected to the State house of representatives in 1916; again a member of the State house of representatives 1917-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1941); elected to the Seventy-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943- March 21, 1950).
*Robert Henry Clancy, (AB 1907, LAW: DNG?) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933).
*Kit Francis Clardy, (LAW: JD 1925) a Congressional Representative from Michigan. Clardy was the assistant attorney general, State of Michigan, 1927-1931; member and chairman of the Michigan Public Utilities commission 1931-1934; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955.
*Raymond Francis Clevenger, (LAW: JD 1952 ) a Congressional Representative from Michigan.
*George Pierre Codd, (AB 1891) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; mayor of Detroit in 1905 and 1906; circuit judge of Wayne County 1911-1921; regent of the University of Michigan in 1910 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); again elected circuit judge of Wayne County in 1924 and served until his death in Detroit, Mich., on February 16, 1927.
*Don Byron Colton, (LAW: 1905) a Congressional Representative from Utah.
*George Hamilton Combs, Jr., (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as New York State director of the National Emergency Council in 1936; chief United Nations correspondent and news commentator for Mutual Broadcasting System, 1961-1971.
*Solomon Gilman Comstock, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Minnesota; studied law in Bangor, Maine, and later, in 1868 and 1869, continued his studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; member of the State house of representatives in 1875, 1876, 1878, and 1881; served in the State senate 1882-1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891).
*Michael Francis Conry, (LAW: JD 1896) a Congressional Representative from New York; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death; had been reelected to the Sixty-fifth Congress;
*Allen Foster Cooper, (LAW: JD 1888) a Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911).
*Royal Samuel Copeland, (MED: MD 1889), a Senator from New York; house surgeon in the University of Michigan Hospital 1889-1890; professor in the medical school of the University of Michigan 1895-1908; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich.1901-1903; dean of the New York Flower Hospital and Medical College 1908-1918; commissioner of public health and president of the New York Board of Health 1918-1923; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922; reelected in 1928 and 1934, and served from March 4, 1923, until his death on June 17, 1938.
*John Kissig Cowen, (LAW: ?? ) a Congressional Representative from Maryland, was graduated from the law department from 1876 to 1896 was general counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897).
*William Elijah Cox, (LAW: JD 1889) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-second Congress);
*Louis Convers Cramton, (LAW: JD 1899) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; law clerk of the State senate three terms; deputy commissioner of railroads of Michigan in 1907; secretary of the Michigan Railroad Commission from September 1907 to January 1, 1909; member of the State house of representatives in 1909 and 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1931); circuit judge of the fortieth judicial circuit from November 21, 1934, to December 31, 1941.
*Daniel Bever Crane, (1964-1965) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985).
*Philip Miller Crane, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; staff for Richard Nixon, 1964-1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Donald Rumsfeld; reelected to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (November 25, 1969- January 3, 2005); appointed by President Reagan in 1986 to serve on the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
*Fred Lewis Crawford, a Congressional Representative from Michigan. Crawford was a director of the Michigan National Bank and the Refiners Transport & Petroleum Corp. of Detroit, Mich.; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1953.
*George William Crockett, Jr., (LAW: JD 1934) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected judge, recorder’s court, Detroit, 1967-1979; acting corporation counsel, city of Detroit, 1980; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the Ninety-seventh Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Charles C. Diggs, Jr., and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1980-January 3, 1991).
*Maurice Edgar Crumpacker, (LAW: JD 1909) elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 1927.
*Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr., (LAW: JD 1941) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1957); appointed judge of the St. Joseph Superior Court and served from 1977-1985.
*Paul Harvey Cunningham, (LSA: AB 1914; LAW: JD 1915) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1959).
*Gilbert Archibald Currie, (LAW: JD 1905) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1915, serving as speaker in 1913 and 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921).
*Byron M. Cutcheon, (AB 1861, LAW: JD 1866) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and served in the Twentieth Regiment, Michigan Infantry, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1866; member of the board of control of railroads of Michigan 1867-1883; regent of the University of Michigan 1875-1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891).
*Cushman Kellogg Davis, (AB 1857) a Senator from Minnesota; studied law; assistant adjutant general 1862-1864; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1865; member, State house of representatives 1867; United States district attorney 1868-1873; Governor of Minnesota 1874-1875; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1886; reelected in 1892 and again in 1898, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death on November 27, 1900.
*Archibald Bard Darragh, (1857-1858, AB 1868), a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives in 1882 and 1883; mayor of St. Louis, Mich., in 1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1909).
*Stephen Albion Day, (AB 1905) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; secretary to Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller of the Supreme Court of the United States 1905-1907; studied law at the University of Michigan; was admitted to the bar in 1907; special counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency 1926-1928; author; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945).
*John Richard Dellenback, (LAW: JD 1949) a Congressional Representative from Oregon; member of the Oregon state legislature, 1960-1966; vice chairman of Judicial Council of Oregon; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975).
*Marion De Vries, (LAW: JD 1888) a Representative from California; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, to August 20, 1900, when he resigned to accept a court position; associate judge of the United States Court of Customs Appeals from April 2, 1910, to June 30, 1921; served as presiding judge from July 1, 1921, until October 31, 1922.
*Gerrit John Diekema, (LAW: JD 1883_ a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1891, serving as speaker in 1889; mayor of Holland in 1895; chairman of the Michigan Republican State central committee 1900-1910; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; member of the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission from 1901 until he resigned in 1907; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1927; appointed United States Minister to the Netherlands by President Hoover on August 20, 1929, and served until his death in The Hague, Netherlands, December 20, 1930.
*Charles Coles Diggs, Jr., (1940-1942) a Congressional Representative from Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan state senate, 1951-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress, reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation June 3, 1980 (January 3, 1955-June 3, 1980).
*Francis Henry Dodds, (LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913);
*Sheridan Downey, (LAW: JD 1907) graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1907; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944 and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on November 30, 1950, due to ill health; chairman, Committee on Civil Service (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses).
*Robert Blackford Duncan, (LAW: LLB 1948) a Congressional Representative from Oregon; nominated in 1954 as a write-in candidate for the Oregon state legislature, but declined for business reasons; elected to the Oregon state house of representatives,1956-1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth, and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); Northwest Power Planning Council, 1984-1988, and served as chairman in 1987.
*Warren Joseph Duffey, (LAW: JD 1911) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933 , until his death in 1936.
*Robert F. Ellsworth (LAW: JD 1949) a Congressional Representative from Kansas.
*Marvin Leonel Esch, (AB, MA 1951, Ph. D 1957) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the Michigan state legislature, 1965-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1977);
*Robert Emory Evans, (LAW: JD 1886) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; prosecuting attorney of Dakota County in 1895; resigned to become judge of the eighth judicial district, in which capacity he served from 1895 to 1899; president of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); elected judge of the supreme court from the third district of Nebraska in 1924.

Legislators F to G

*John Franklin Farnsworth, (???) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; settled in Ann Arbor, Mich.; studied law; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); served in the Union Army during the Civil War; commissioned colonel of the Eighth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, September 18, 1861; brigadier general of Volunteers December 5, 1862; resigned March 4, 1863, to take up his duties as Congressman; elected to the Thirty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1873).
*Homer Samuel Ferguson, (AB 1913) a Senator from Michigan; circuit judge of the circuit court for Wayne County, Mich., 1929-1942; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948 and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1955; Ambassador to the Philippines 1955-1956.
*Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, (MED: MD 1874) a Senator from Michigan; He established the Ferris Industrial School in 1884 and served as president; president of the Big Rapids Savings Bank; Governor of Michigan 1913-1916; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922 and served from March 4, 1923, until his death in 1928.
*Peter G. Fitzgerald, (LAW: JD 1986a Senator from Illinois; Illinois state senator 1992-1998; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1998 and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2005.
*George Ford, (LAW: JD 1869) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); elected judge of the superior court of St. Joseph County in 1914;
*Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., (AB 1935) a Congressional Representative from Michigan, Vice President, and thirty-eighth President of the United States.
*Harold Ford, Jr. (LAW: JD 1996) a Congressional Representative from Tennessee; staff aide, United States Senate Committee on the Budget, 1992; special assistant, United States Department of Commerce, 1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-2007).
*Hiram Robert Fowler, (LAW: JD 1884) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; served in the State house of representatives 1893-1895; member of the State senate 1900-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915).
*Louis Frey, Jr., (LAW: JD 1961) a Congressional Representative from Florida; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1979).
*Frank Ballard Fulkerson, (LAW: MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; president of the city police board in 1909; city counselor in 1913 and 1914.
*John James Gardner, (LAW: 1866, 1867) a Congressional Representative from New Jersey; mayor of Atlantic City 1868-1872, 1874, and 1875; member of the State senate 1878-1893, serving as its president in 1883; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Labor (Fiftieth through Sixty-first Congresses).
*Richard Andrew Gephardt, (LAW: JD 1965) a Congressional Representative from Missouri.
*Ernest Willard Gibson, LAW: 1899) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Vermont; State house of representatives 1906; member, State senate, serving as president pro tempore in 1908; elected on November 6, 1923, as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Porter H. Dale; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1923, to October 19, 1933, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-ninth Congress), Committee on Territories (Seventy-first Congress); appointed in November, 1933, as a Republican to the United States Senate and subsequently elected on January 16, 1934, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Porter H. Dale; reelected in 1938 and served from November 21, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 20, 1940.
*Paul Gillmor (LAW: JD 1964) Congressman, Ohio 5th 1989-Present, Military service: USAF (1965-66), State Senate Ohio 1967-88.
*Robert Henry Gittins, (LAW: JD 1900) a Congressional Representative from New York; member of the State senate 1911-1913; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); owner and publisher of the Niagara Falls Journal 1914-1918; postmaster of Niagara Falls, N.Y., from October 16, 1916, to January 21, 1920.
*Harry Conrad Gahn, (LAW: JD 1904) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; member of the city council 1910-1921, serving as its president in 1918 and 1919; member of the Cleveland River and Harbor Commission 1911-1921; treasurer of the American Association of Port Authorities 1912-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923).
*Joseph John Gill, (LAW: JD 1868) a Congressional Representative from Ohio.
*Paul Eugene Gillmor, (LAW: JD 1964) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; member of the Ohio state senate, 1967-1988, minority leader, 1978-1980, 1983-1984, and president, 1981-1982, 1985-1988; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-present).
*Dan Glickman, (BA History 1966), a Congressional Representative from Kansas.
*James Stephen Golden, (LAW: LLB 1916) a Congressional Representative from Kentucky.
*Stephen Goldsmith, (LAW: JD 1971 ), Mayor of Indianapolis 1992-99. Military service: US Army Reserve (1968-74).
*James William Good, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his resignation on June 15, 1921; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Hoover and served from March 5, 1929, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1929.
*William Gordon, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919).
*James Sedgwick Gorman, (LAW: JD 1876) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives in 1880; served in the State senate in 1886 and 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895).
*Levi Thomas Griffin, (AB 1857, LAW: ) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; Fletcher professor of law in the University of Michigan 1886-1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Logan Chipman and served from December 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895.
*Robert Paul Griffin, (LAW: JD 1950) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Michigan; received law degree from University of Michigan Law School 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1957, until his resignation May 10, 1966; appointed on May 11, 1966, to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by the death of Patrick V. McNamara; elected November 8, 1966, to full six-year term commencing January 3, 1967; reelected in 1972 and served from May 11, 1966, to January 2, 1979; Republican whip 1969-1977.
*Martha Wright Griffiths, (LAW: JD 1940) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected to the Michigan state house of representatives, 1948-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-December 31, 1974); lieutenant governor of Michigan, 1982-1991.

H to J

*William Flavius Lester Hadley, (LAW: JD 1871) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member of the State senate in 1886; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frederick Remann and served from December 2, 1895, to March 3, 1897.
*John Eugene Harding, (AB 1900) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909).
*Darius Dodge Hare, (LAW: JD 1964) a Congressional Representative from Ohio;, mayor of Upper Sandusky 1872-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895).
*Byron Berry Harlan, (LAW: JD 1909; LS&A: 1911a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1939); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); appointed judge of the Tax Court of the United States in 1946 to his death in Williamsport, Pa., November 11, 1949.
*William H. Harries, (LAW: JD 1868) a Congressional Representative from Minnesota; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893).
*Dow Watters Harter, (LAW: JD 1907) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943).
*Nils Pederson Haugen, (LAW: JD 1874) a Congressional Representative from Wisconsin.
*James Harvey, (LAW: LLB 1948) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 31, 1974); appointed by President Richard Nixon as a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District, Michigan, 1974-1984; United States Senior District judge, 1984-2002.
*Walter Ingalls Hayes, (LAW: JD 1863) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; district judge of the seventh judicial district of Iowa 1875-1887; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Education (Fifty-second Congress); member of the State house of representatives in 1897 and 1898.
*Guy T. Helvering, (LAW: JD 1906) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); Democratic State chairman 1930-1934; mayor of Salina, Kans., from February 15, 1926, until his resignation on December 8, 1930; State highway director in 1931 and 1932; appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and served until his appointment as a Federal district judge for Kansas in 1943, in which capacity he was serving at the time of his death in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1946.
*Charles Belknap Henderson, (LAW: JD 1895) a Senator from Nevada.
*John Earl Henderson, (LAW: JD 1942) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1951-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1961); judge, Common Pleas Court, Guernsey County, Ohio, 1980-1986.
*Joseph Lister Hill, a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Alabama.
*William Henry Hinebaugh, (???) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915).
*John Carl Williams Hinshaw, (BUS: MDNG) a Representative from California; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Bethesda, Md., August 5, 1956.
*Gilbert Monell Hitchcock, (LAW: JD 1881) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Nebraska; continued the practice of law until 1885, when he established and edited the Omaha Evening World; purchased the Nebraska Morning Herald in 1889 and consolidated the two into the Morning and Evening World Herald; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate January 18, 1911; reelected in 1916 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1923.
*Peter Hoekstra, (BUS: MBA 1977) a Congressional Representative from Michigan.
*Adoniram Judson Holmes, (LAW: JD 1867) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boone, Iowa, in 1868; mayor in 1880 and 1881; member of the State house of representatives in 1882 and 1883; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889).
*Craig Hosmer, (MDNG) a Representative from California. Elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1974; president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, Washington, D.C., 1975-1979.
*Jay Abel Hubbell, (AB 1853) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; prosecuting attorney of Houghton County 1861-1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-seventh Congress); member of the State senate 1885-1887; served as circuit judge of the twelfth judicial circuit from January 1, 1894, to December 31, 1899, when he resigned.
*William Leonard Hungate, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; born in Benton, Franklin County, Ill., December 14, 1922; special assistant attorney general, 1958-1964; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clarence Cannon, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1964-January 3, 1977); professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo., 1977-1979; justice, United States district judge for the eastern district of Missouri, 1979-1992; president, American Bar Association’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, 1985-1986.
*J. Edward Hutchinson, (AB 1936, LAW: JD 1938) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected to the State house of representatives in 1946 and 1948; served as State senator, 1951-1960; a delegate to the 1948 Republican National Convention; chairman of the Republican State convention in April 1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1977).
*Orange Jacobs, (MDNG?) a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born near Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., May 2, 1827; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; studied law; associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Washington in 1869; chief justice of the supreme court 1871-1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); mayor of Seattle in 1880; member of the Territorial council 1885-1887; member of the Seattle charter revision commission in 1889; corporation counsel for the city of Seattle in 1890; judge of the superior court of King County 1896-1900.
*Albert Webb Jefferis, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923).
*Bartel John Jonkman, (LAW: JD 1914) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; 1914; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carl E. Mapes; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from February 19, 1940, to January 3, 1949.
*Adna Romulus Johnson, (LAW: JD 1887) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911).

Legislators K

*Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur, (MA 1974) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-present).
*Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker, (AB 1954) a Senator from Kansas; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 7, 1978, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 23, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James B. Pearson, for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984 and again in 1990 and served from December 23, 1978, to January 3, 1997.
*Frank Bateman Keefe, (LAW: JD 1910) a Congressional Representative from Wisconsin; prosecuting attorney of Winnebago County, Wis., 1922-1928; vice president and director of an Oshkosh bank; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951).
*Edwin William Keightley, (LAW: JD 1865) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; appointed and subsequently elected judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit of Michigan in 1876 and served until 1877, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); appointed by President Hayes Third Auditor of the United States Treasury Department and served from April 30, 1879, to April 30, 1885, when he resigned.
*Patrick Henry Kelley, (LAW: JD 1900) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State board of education 1901-1905; State superintendent of public instruction 1905-1907; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1907-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1923).
*Joseph Morgan Kendall, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Kentucky; Clerk of the House of Representatives in the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John W. Kendall, and served from April 21, 1892, to March 3, 1893; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to February 18, 1897, when he was succeeded by Nathan T. Hopkins, who contested his election; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1884-1933.
*Mark Kennedy, (BUS: MBA 1983) a former member of the U.S. Congress from Minnesota; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (2001 – 2007).
*John Worth Kern, (LAW: JD 1869) a Senator from Indiana; member, State senate 1893-1897; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with William Jennings Bryan in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917.
*Winfield Scott Kerr, (LAW: JD 1879) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; member of the State senate 1888-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901).
*Dale Kildee MA 1962, Congressman, U.S. Congressman, Michigan 5th (3-Jan-1977 to present), State Senate Michigan 29th (1975-77), State House of Representatives Michigan 81st (1965-74).
*Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, (MS 1977) a Congressional Representative from Michigan.
*Henry Mahlon Kimball, (LAW: JD 1904) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served from January 3, 1935, until his death on October 19, 1935.
*Moses Pierce Kinkaid, (LAW: JD 1876) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska.
*Snyder Solomon Kirkpatrick, a Congressional Representative from Kansas; entered the law school at Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1867; returned to Illinois; admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Illinois June 30, 1868; member of the State senate 1889-1893; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); member of the State house of representatives 1903-1905.
*Milton Kraus, (LAW: JD 1886) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; organized a company of volunteers for the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1923).

Legislators L

*James Laird, (LAW: JD 1871) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Hastings, Adams County, Nebr., August 17, 1889;
*Frederick Landis, (LAW: JD 1895), a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); one of the organizers of the Progressive Party in 1912 and temporary chairman of its first State convention in Indiana; elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress on November 6, 1934, but died in a hospital in Logansport, Ind., November 15, 1934, before Congress had convened;
*Oscar John Larson, (LAW: JD 1894) a Congressional Representative from Minnesota; in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925).
*Steven C. LaTourette, (BA 1976) a Congressional Representative from Ohio.
*Scott Leavitt, (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Montana; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933).
*John Camillus Lehr, (LAW: JD 1900) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); appointed on July 2, 1936, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States attorney for the eastern district of Michigan and served until September 2, 1947, when he resigned.
*John Jacob Lentz, (AB 1882) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; founder of the American Insurance Union in 1894 and its president continuously until his death; trustee of Ohio University at Athens; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901).
*Elliott Harris Levitas, (LAW: 1954-1955) a Congressional Representative from Georgia; Rhodes scholar, receiving masters of law degree from Oxford University, England, 1958; served in Georgia state house of representatives, 1965-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985).
*William Lewis, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Kentucky; studied law at the University of Kentucky at Lexington and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; member of State house of representatives in 1900 and 1901; Commonwealth attorney 1904-1909; circuit judge of the twenty-seventh judicial district of Kentucky 1909-1922 and 1928-1934; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Marshall Robsion and served from April 24, 1948, to January 3, 1949.
*Roland Victor Libonati, (AB 1921; LAW: ??) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member, Illinois State house of representatives, 1930-1934, 1940-1942, and State senate, 1942-1947; delegate to each State convention from 1942 to 1987; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James B. Bowler; reelected to the Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and the Eighty-eighth Congresses (December 31, 1957-January 3, 1965).
*Charles August Lindbergh, (LAW: JD 1883) a Congressional Representative from Minnesota; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1917).
*Cyrus Locher, (LAW: MDNG) a Senator from Ohio; State director of commerce 1923-1928; appointed on April 4, 1928, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank B. Willis and served from April 5, 1928, to December 14, 1928.
*Oren Ethelbirt Long, (AB 1916) a Senator from Hawaii; superintendent of public instruction, Territory of Hawaii 1934-1946; secretary of Territory of Hawaii 1946-1951; appointed Governor of Territory of Hawaii 1951-1953; member and vice chairman, Hawaii Statehood Commission 1954-1956; territorial senator, Territory of Hawaii 1956-1959; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on July 28, 1959; upon the admission of Hawaii as a State into the Union on August 21, 1959, drew the four-year term beginning on that day and ending January 3, 1963.
*Alfred Lucking, (LAW: JD 1878) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; temporary chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1900 and was both temporary and permanent chairman of the State conventions in 1902, 1908, and 1924; permanent chairman in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); general counsel for the Ford Motor Co. and the Henry Ford interests from 1914 to 1923.

M

*Verner Wright Main, (LAW: JD 1914) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; served in the State house of representatives 1927-1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry M. Kimball and served from December 17, 1935, to January 3, 1937.
*Carl Edgar Mapes, (LAW: 1899) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives 1905-1907; member of the State senate 1909-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in 1939; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Sixty-sixth Congress);
*Ernest Whitworth Marland, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Oklahoma; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 31, 1935); elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1934 for the four-year term commencing January 14, 1935;
*Eben Wever Martin, (LAW: 1879, 1890) a Congressional Representative from South Dakota; was admitted to the bar in 1880; and commenced the practice of law in Deadwood, Dak. (now South Dakota); member of the Territorial house of representatives of Dakota in 1884 and 1885; served as president of the board of education of the city of Deadwood 1886-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); elected to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Parker; reelected to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, until March 3, 1915.
*William Cotter Maybury, (AB 1870; LAW: 1871) a Representative from Michigan; lecturer on medical jurisprudence in the Michigan College of Medicine at Detroit in 1881 and 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887);
*James Henry Mays, (LAW: JD 1895) a Congressional Representative from Utah; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921);
*Porter James McCumber, (LAW: JD 1880) a Senator from North Dakota; member, Territorial house of representatives 1885; member, Territorial senate 1887; served as State’s attorney of Richland County 1889-1891; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1899; reelected in 1905, 1911, and 1916 and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1923; appointed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 as a member of the International Joint Commission to pass upon all cases involving the use of the boundary waters between the United States and Canada, in which capacity he served until his death in Washington, D.C., May 18, 1933;
*Jonas Hartzell McGowan, (AB 1861) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State senate; served as regent of the University of Michigan for seven years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881);
*Robert John McIntosh, (LAW: JD 1948) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); chairman, Michigan State Public Service Commission, 1963; executive assistant to Governor of Michigan, 1964-1965; director, Michigan Department of Commerce, 1966
*James Campbell McLaughlin, (AB 1879, LAW: JD 1883) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his death in 1932;
*Rolla Coral McMillen, (LAW: JD 1906) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member of State housing board 1940-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Wheat; reelected to the Seventy-ninth, Eightieth, and Eighty-first Congresses, and served from June 13, 1944, to January 3, 1951;
*George Meader, (AB 1927; LAW: JD 1931) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; chief counsel, United States Senate Banking and Currency subcommittee investigating the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965);
*Rice William Means, (LAW: JD 1901) a Senator from Colorado; county judge of Adams County 1902-1904; commander in chief of the Army of the Philippines in 1913 and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1914; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 4, 1924, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel D. Nicholson and served from December 1, 1924, to March 3, 1927; chairman, Committee on Claims (Sixty-ninth Congress); commander in chief of the United Spanish War Veterans 1926-1927; president of the National Tribune Corporation and publisher of the National Tribune and Stars and Stripes at Washington, D.C., 1927-1937,
*Carrie P. Meek, (M.S. 1948), member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1979-1983; member of the Florida state senate, 1983-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2003);
*George de Rue Meiklejohn, (LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; member of the State senate 1884-1888 and served as its president 1886-1888; chairman of the Republican State convention of 1887; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1887 and 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1889-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); appointed by President McKinley as Assistant Secretary of War April 14, 1897, and served until March 1901, when he resigned;
*David Henry Mercer, (LAW: JD 1882) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses);
*William Smith Mesick, (LAW: JD 1881) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-sixth Congress);
*Earl Cory Michener, (LAW: 1901-1902 DNG) a Congressional Representative from Michigan studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); elected to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1951); chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Eightieth Congress);
*Seth Crittenden Moffatt, (LAW: JD 1863) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State senate in 1871 and 1872; member of the State house of representatives in 1881 and 1882, and served as speaker in both terms; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1885, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 22, 1887
*James William Murphy, (LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Wisconsin; district attorney of Grant County 1887-1891; mayor of Platteville 1904-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909);

Legislators N to O

*Lucien Norbert Nedzi, (BA 1948; LAW: JD 1951 ( a Congressional Representative 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Thaddeus M. Machrowicz; reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (November 7, 1961-January 3, 1981).
*James Carson Needham, (LAW: JD 1889) a Congressional Representative from California; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1913); appointed judge of the superior court of California January 1, 1919; elected to the same office in 1920 to fill an unexpired term; reelected in 1922 and again in 1926, and served until January 1, 1935.
*John Stoughton Newberry, (AB 1847), was appointed the first provost marshal for the State of Michigan by President Lincoln in 1862 with the rank of captain of Cavalry; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881);
*Edward Thomas Noonan, (LAW: 1883?) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member of the State senate 1890-1894; colonel on the staff of Governor Altgeld 1893-1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901);
*Charles Gibb Oakman, (AB 1926), a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955);
*James Grant O’Hara, (AB 1954, LAW: JD 1955) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1977); member, and later chairman, Federal Minimum Wage Study Commission, 1978-1981;
*John Henry O’Neall, (LAW: JD 1864) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; city attorney of Washington 1899-1907; organized the Federal Trust Co. in 1899 and was its president until 1902, when it was made a national bank;
*Theobald Otjen, (LAW: JD 1875) a Congressional Representative from Wisconsin; trustee of the Milwaukee Public Library 1887-1891; trustee of the public museum 1891-1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1907);
*James W. Owens, (LAW: 1864-1865) a Representative from Ohio; elected to the State senate in 1875; reelected in 1877, and served as president of that body; member of the board of trustees of Miami University 1878-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893);

Legislators P to Q

*Jasper Packard, (AB 1955) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865, “for meritorious services”; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Forty-third Congress), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-third Congress).
*Thomas Witherell Palmer, (MDNG) Senator from Michigan; member, State senate 1879-1880; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1889; appointed United States Minister to Spain in 1889 by President Benjamin Harrison and served for two years.
*Seymour Howe Person, (AB 1901) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives 1915-1921; served in the State senate 1927-1931; delegate to all State conventions for thirty years; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933);
*Samuel Ritter Peters, (LAW: JD 1867) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; mayor of Memphis in 1873; elected a member of the State senate in 1874 and served until his resignation in March 1875; appointed and subsequently elected judge of the ninth judicial district and served from 1875 until 1883, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); postmaster of Newton 1898-1910; editor of the Newton Daily Kansas-Republican in 1899;
*Augustus Herman Pettibone, (AB 1859) a Congressional Representative from Tennessee; attorney general for the first judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1869 and 1870; appointed assistant United States district attorney for the eastern district of Tennessee December 27, 1871, and served until 1880; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1887); member of the State house of representatives 1897-1899; appointed special agent of the General Land Office and served from July 17, 1899, to January 31, 1905, when he resigned;
*William Wallace Phelps, (AB 1846) a Congressional Representative from Minnesota; upon the admission of Minnesota as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and served from May 11, 1858, to March 3, 1859;
*John Alfred Pickler, (LAW: JD 1872) a Congressional Representative from South Dakota; member of the State legislature 1881-1883; moved to the Territory of Dakota in 1883; elected to the Dakota Legislature in 1884; upon the admission of South Dakota as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 2, 1889, to March 3, 1897.
*Walter Marcus Pierce, (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Oregon; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; engaged in banking and in the power and light business 1898-1907; served in the Oregon senate 1903-1907 and 1917-1921; Governor of Oregon 1923-1927; member of the board of regents of Oregon State College 1905-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943);
*Frank Plumley, (LAW: ) a Congressional Representative from Vermont.
*John Edward Porter, (LAW: JD 1961) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member, Illinois general assembly, 1973-1979; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Abner J. Mikva, and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 22, 1980-January 3, 2001).
*Tom Price, (BA 1976; MED: MD 1979) a Congressional Representative from Georgia; member of the Georgia state senate, 1997-2004; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth Congress (January 3, 2005-present).
*Joseph Very Quarles, (AB 1966; LAW: JD 1867) a Senator from Wisconsin; mayor of Kenosha 1876; member, State assembly 1879; member, State senate 1880-1882; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1905; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Fifty-sixth Congress), Committee on the Census (Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses); appointed United States district judge for the eastern district of Wisconsin by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, and served until his death in Milwaukee, Wis., October 7, 1911.

Legislators R

*Clark T. Randt , BA (MED: MD), U.S. Congressman, Georgia 6th 2005-Present, State Senate Georgia 56th 1997-2005, Rotary International President, Roswell, GA
*Henry Augustus Reeves, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from New York; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for three years. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871);
*John Birchard Rice, (MED: 1857) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; engaged in the practice of medicine in Fremont, Ohio; died in Fremont, Ohio, January 14, 1893; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
*Donald Wayne Riegle, Jr., (AB 1960) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses; changed party affiliation to Democrat in 1973; reelected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress and served from January 3, 1967, until his resignation December 30, 1976; elected in 1976 to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1977.
*Dick Riordan, (LAW: JD 1956 ), Mayor of Los Angeles 1993-2001. Served in the US Army (Korean War, lieutenant, field artillery officer, 1952-), Mayor of Los Angeles 1-Jul-1993 until 39-Jun-2001, Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
*Lynn Nancy Rivers, (BA 1987), a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the Michigan state house of representatives, 1993-1994; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003).
*Mike Rogers, (MDNG). Congressman, Michigan 8th.
*Philip Edward Ruppe, (MDNG 1944-1946) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979).

Legislators S

*Kenneth Lee Salazar, (LAW: JD 1981), a Senator from Colorado; chief legal counsel, Governor Roy Romer of Colorado, 1986-1990; executive director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources 1990-1994; Colorado State attorney general 1999-2005; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005.
*John J. H. (Joe) Schwarz, (BA 1959) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; served in the Central Intelligence Agency, 1968-1970; Battle Creek City Commissioner, 1979-1985; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1985-1987; member of the Michigan state senate, 1987-2002;
*Frank Douglas Scott, (LAW: JD 1901) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State senate 1911-1914 and served as president pro tempore in 1913 and 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1927); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Sixty-ninth Congress);
*John Franklin Shafroth, (AB 1875), a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Colorado; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress; reelected as a Silver Republican to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, until his resignation on February 15, 1904; Governor of Colorado 1908-1912; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1919;; chairman, Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); Committee on the Philippines (Sixty-fifth Congress); chairman of the War Minerals Relief Commission 1919-1921;
*William Graves Sharp, (LAW: JD 1881) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, to July 23, 1914, when he resigned to become Ambassador to France, in which capacity he served until April 14, 1919;
*John M. C. Smith, (AB 1879, LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Labor (Sixty-sixth Congress); elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Frankhouser; reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress and served from June 28, 1921, until his death in Charlotte, Mich., March 30, 1923;
*Samuel William Smith, (LAW: JD 1878) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; served in the State senate 1885-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses);
*Horace Greeley Snover, (AB 1969; LAW: JD 1871) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899);
*Neil Oliver Staebler, (BA 1926) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; chairman, Michigan state Democratic central committee, 1950-1961; member of Democratic National Committee, 1961-1964 and 1965-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965); member of the Federal Election Commission, April 1975 to October 1978;
*Robert Theodore Stafford, (AB: ) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Vermont; deputy State attorney general 1953-1955; State attorney general 1955-1957; lieutenant governor 1957-1959; Governor of Vermont 1959-1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his resignation from the House of Representatives, September 16, 1971, to accept appointment the same day to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Winston L. Prouty; elected by special election January 7, 1972, to complete the unexpired term ending January 3, 1977; reelected in 1976 and again in 1982 for the term ending January 3, 1989;
*Ozora P. Stearns, (AB 1858, LAW: JD 1860) a Senator from Minnesota; mayor of Rochester 1866-1868; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a lieutenant, and then colonel; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 18, 1871, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton and served from January 23 to March 3, 1871; judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota 1874-1895; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1890-1895;
*K. William Stinson, (AB 1952) a Congressional Representative from Washington; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965);
*Byron Gray Stout, (AB 1851) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives in 1855 and 1857, serving as speaker in the latter year; member of the State senate in 1860 and served as president pro tempore; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893);
*George Sutherland, (LAW: ) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Utah; born in Buckinghamshire, England, March 25, 1862; member, State senate 1897-1901; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1904; reelected in 1910 and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1917; president of the American Bar Association 1916-1917; appointed by President Warren Harding in September 1922 an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; entered upon the duties of that office in October 1922 and served until his retirement on January 18, 1938.
*Edwin Forrest Sweet, (LAW: JD 1874) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; mayor of Grand Rapids 1904-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); Assistant Secretary of Commerce 1913-1921;
*Oscar William Swift, (AB: ca 1895?) a Congressional Representative from New York; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919).

Legislators T

*John Charles Tarsney, (LAW: JD 1869) a Congressional Representative from Missouri.
*Timothy Edward Tarsney, (LAW: JD 1872) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); corporation counsel of Detroit 1900-1908.
*Edward Thomas Taylor, (LAW: JD 1884), a Congressional Representative from Colorado; district attorney of the ninth judicial district 1887-1889; member of the State senate 1896-1908, and served as president pro tempore for one term; city attorney 1896-1900; county attorney in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death in Denver, Colo., September 3, 1941;
*Charles Spalding Thomas, (LAW: JD 1871) a Senator from Colorado; member of the Democratic National Committee 1884-1896; Governor of Colorado 1899-1901; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1913 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles J. Hughes, Jr.; reelected in 1914, and served from January 15, 1913, to March 3, 1921; chairman, Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Pacific Railroads (Sixty-sixth Congress);
*Henry Franklin Thomas, (MED: 1868) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives in 1873 and 1874; served in the State senate in 1875 and 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Fifty-fourth Congress);
*Charles A. Towne, (AB 1881) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Minnesota and a Representative from New York; judge advocate general of Minnesota 1893-1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined the nomination for Vice President of the United States by the national conventions of the Populist and Silver Republican Parties in 1900; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cushman K. Davis and served from December 5, 1900, to January 28, 1901, when a successor was elected and qualified; elected as a Democrat from New York to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907);
*Charles Elroy Townsend, (MDNG) a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); elected to the United States Senate in 1910; reelected in 1916 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1923; 1923-1924 served as a member of the International Joint Commission created to regulate the use of the boundary waters between the United States and Canada,
*Jerald F. ter Horst, AB 1947. Gerald Ford's short-term press secretary, Military service: U.S. Marine Corps (1943-46, 1951-52). Jerald F. ter Horst was Ford's first appointment. Unwilling to defend Ford's pardon, ter Horst resigned in protest. In his honor, the Jerald F. ter Horst Award for Excellence in Political Reporting is now presented annually by George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management and School of Media and Public Affairs.

Legislators U to Z

*Frederick Stephen Upton, (BA 1975) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; staff, United States Representative David Stockman of Michigan, 1976-1980; staff, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-present).
*Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg, (LAW: ) a Senator from Michigan; editor and publisher of the Grand Rapids Herald 1906-1928; author; appointed on March 31, 1928, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Woodbridge N. Ferris; was elected on November 6, 1928, to fill this vacancy and also for the term ending January 3, 1935; reelected in 1934, 1940 and 1946 and served from March 31, 1928, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eightieth Congress; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-second Congress), Republican Conference (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Eightieth Congress); delegate to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in 1945; delegate to the United Nations General Assembly at London and New York in 1946; United States adviser to the Council of Foreign Ministers at London, Paris, and New York in 1946; delegate to Pan American Conference at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1947;
*Guy Adrian Vander Jagt, (LAW: JD 1960) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the Michigan state senate, 1965-1966; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Robert P. Griffin, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1966-January 3, 1993);
*Bird J. Vincent, (LAW: JD 1905) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death July 18, 1931, on board the transport Henderson, while en route to the United States from Honolulu, Hawaii; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 2 (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses);
*Weston Edward Vivian, (Ph. D. 1959) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); lecturer, Institute of Public Policy Studies, University of Michigan; telecommunications consultant;
*William Warner, (LAW: 1861? ) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Missouri; enlisted in 1862 in the Thirty-third Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; was mustered out at the close of the Civil War with the rank of major; mayor of Kansas City 1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); elected commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1888; United States district attorney for the western district of Missouri 1882-1884, 1898, 1902-1905; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1905 and served from March 18, 1905, to March 3, 1911; chairman, Committee on the Mississippi and its Tributaries (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses);
*Thaddeus Francis Boleslaw Wasielewski, (BA 1927) a Congressional Representative from Wisconsin; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1947); delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1948; member, Wisconsin State Central Committee, 1942-1948;
* [William Warner (Missouri)] Senator from Missouri
*Charles Winfield Waterman, (LAW: JD 1889) a Senator from Colorado; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1926 and served from March 4, 1927, until his death; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-first Congress), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-second Congress); died in Washington, D.C., August 27, 1932;
*Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock, (LAW: JD 1873) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; chairman of the Democratic State conventions in 1883 and 1894; mayor of Bay City 1883-1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); appointed an associate justice of the State supreme court in 1933;
*John Stanley Webster, (LAW: 1897-1899) a Congressional Representative from Washington; judge of the superior court of Spokane County 1909-1916; lecturer on criminal and elementary law in Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.; associate justice of the State supreme court 1916-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, to May 8, 1923, when he resigned to become United States district judge for the eastern district of Washington, in which capacity he served until August 31, 1939, when he retired due to ill health;
*William Walter Wedemeyer, (LAW: JD 1895) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; county commissioner of schools 1895-1897; deputy commissioner of railroads for Michigan 1897-1899; commenced the practice of law at Ann Arbor in 1899; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1903; American consul at Georgetown, British Guiana, during the summer of 1905; member of the Republican State central committee 1906-1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, until his death 1913;
*Alvin F. Weichel, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1955); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses);
*Carl May Weideman, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; attended the public schools and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1914 until the outbreak of the First World War; delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1932-1944 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); circuit judge for the third judicial circuit of the State of Michigan May 1, 1950-September 15, 1968;
*Adonijah Strong Welch, (AB 1846) a Senator from Florida; upon the readmission of the State of Florida to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on June 17, 1868, and served until March 3, 1869; declined renomination in order to accept the presidency of the Iowa State Agricultural College at Ames, Iowa, and served from 1869 to 1883, when he resigned;
*Benjamin Franklin Welty, (AB 1896) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921);
*Charles Stuart Wharton, (LAW: 1896) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); appointed assistant State’s attorney in 1920 and served in this capacity until December 1923, when he resigned;
*Burton Kendall Wheeler, (LAW: JD 1905) a Senator from Montana; member, State house of representatives 1910-1912; United States district attorney for Montana 1913-1918; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922 for the term ending March 3, 1929; reelected to the United States Senate in 1928, 1934 and 1940 and served from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-third Congress), Committee on Interstate Commerce (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-ninth Congresses);
*John Daugherty White, (LAW: JD 1872; MED ) a Congressional Representative from Kentucky; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880; resigned in 1880; endorsed and reelected without opposition during the sitting of the legislature; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885);
*John Jefferson Whitacre, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915);
*Robert Henry Whitelaw, (LAW: 1873?) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Lloyds, Essex County, Va., January 30, 1854; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Peter Walker and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1891;
*Justin Rice Whiting, (MDNG: 1863-1865) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State senate in 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress and reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1895); chairman of the Democratic State central committee;
*Alexander Wiley, (MDNG?) a Senator from Wisconsin; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944, 1950 and 1956 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1963; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Eighty-third Congress);
*Edwin Willits, (AB 1955) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893;
*Edgar Wilson, (LAW: JD 1884) a Congressional Representative from Idaho; member of the constitutional convention that framed the State constitution in 1890; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); elected as a Silver Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901);
*William Warfield Wilson, (???) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); elected to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); appointed general counsel of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States in 1922, serving until 1927;
*Thomas Jefferson Wood, (LAW: JD 1867) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; prosecuting attorney of Lake County 1872-1876; member of the State senate 1878-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885);
*William Robert Wood, (LAW: JD 1882) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; prosecuting attorney of Tippecanoe County 1890-1894; member of the State senate 1896-1914, and served as president pro tempore 1899-1907; Republican floor leader of the State senate for four sessions; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924; chairman of the Republican National congressional committee 1920-1933; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-first Congress);

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