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List of Lawyers in the 111th Congress

Thomas Jefferson said, "If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? "
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
University of Alabama, 1973
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
University of Alabama, 1963
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)
University of Arkansas, 1988
Sen. Jon L. Kyl (R-AZ)
University of Arizona, 1966
Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO)
University of Michigan 1981
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)
University of Louisville, 1972
Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT)
Yale University, 1967
Sen Mel Martinez (R-FL)
Florida State University, 1973
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
University of Virginia, 1968
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)
George Washington University, 1952
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Catholic University, 1972
Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Harvard University, 1977
Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
University of Idaho, 1968
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Georgetown University, 1969
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
University of Virginia, 1982
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
University of Kansas, 1982
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
University of Kentucky, 1967
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Tulane University 1988
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
University of Virginia, 1959
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA)
Boston College, 1976
Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
University of Maryland, 1967
Sen. Carl Levin (D- MI)
Harvard University, 1959
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
University of Chicago, 1985
Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO)
University of Virginia, 1963
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
University of Missouri, 1978
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
University of Mississippi, 1975
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
University of Mississippi, 1965
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Stanford University, 1967
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Wake Forest University, 1978
Sen. Mike Johanns (D-NE)
Creighton University, 1974
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
University of Nebraska, 1970
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Boston University, 1975
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Rutgers University, 1979
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Stanford University, 1968
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
University of New Mexico, 1977
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
George Washington University 1964
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Yale University, 1973
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
Harvard University, 1974
Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH)
Ohio State University, 1961
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
University of Oregon, 1974
Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)
Catholic University, 1988
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Yale University, 1956
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Harvard University, 1982
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
University of Virginia, 1982
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
University of South Carolina, 1981
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
University of South Dakota, 1975
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
New York University, 1965
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
St. Mary's University, 1977
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX)
University of Texas, 1967
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
University of Pittsburgh, 1972
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Harvard University, 1980
Sen. Jim Webb (D- VA)
Georgetown University, 1975
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D- VT)
Georgetown University, 1964
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Harvard University, 1979
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
American University, 1963

* New members are indicated in BOLD.
* Lawyer for the purpose of this chart indicates whose who have earned a JD, LLB, or otherwise identified
themselves as a lawyer/attorney by profession.

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Rep. Bobby N. Bright (D-AL)
Faulkner University, 1983
AL 02
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Birmingham School of Law, 1991
AL 03
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Cumberland School of Law, 1990
AL 04
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
University Alabama, 1972
AL 06
Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL)
Harvard University, 1993
AL 07
Rep. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-Am. Samoa)
Univeristy of California, Berkeley, 1973
Am. Samoa
Rep. Vic F. Snyder (D-AR)
University of Arkansas, 1988
AR 02
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
University of Arizona, 1979
AZ 01
Rep. John B. Shadegg (R-AZ)
University of Arizona, 1975
AZ 03
Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
Arizona State University, 1974
AZ 04
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA)
Georgetown University, 1971
CA 03
Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
University of California, Davis, 1972
CA 07
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
University of Santa Clara, 1975
CA 16
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Harvard University, 1979
CA 27
Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
University of California, Los Angeles, 1965
CA 28
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Harvard University, 1985
CA 29
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA)
University of California, Los Angeles, 1964
CA 30
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Stanford University, 1984
CA 31
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
Harvard University, 1969
CA 36
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
University of Los Angeles, 1995
CA 39
Rep. Diana L. DeGette (D-CO)
New York University, 1984
CO 01
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
University of Kansas, 1985
CO 05
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
University of Colorado, 1978
CO 07
Rep. Joseph Courtney (D-CT)
University of Connecticut, 1978
CT 02
Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
University of Connecticut, 2002
CT 05
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Yale University 1964
Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE)
Georgetown University, 1964
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
University of Florida, 1969
FL 04
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)
Harvard University, 1983
FL 08
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
Stetson University, 1989
FL 09
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)
Florida State University, 1989
FL 11
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)
University of Miami, 1999
FL 16
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
George Washington University, 1985
FL 19
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Case Western Reserve University, 1979
FL 21
Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL)
Case Western Reserve University, 1982
FL 22
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Florida A&M University, 1963
FL 23
Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Emory University, 1971
GA 02
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Texas Southern University, 1979
GA 04
Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
Mercer University, 1966
GA 09
Rep. John Barrow (D-GA)
Harvard University, 1979
GA 12
Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Georgetown University, 1978
HI 02
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)
University of Iowa, 1983
IA 01
Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID)
Harvard University, 1969
ID 01
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
University of Illinois, 1993
IL 02
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Illinois Institute of Technology, 1989
IL 06
Rep. Mark S. Kirk (R-IL)
Georgetown University, 1992
IL 10
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
Northwestern University, 1963
IL 13
Rep. Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL)
University of Illinois, 1972
IL 15
Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
Marquette University, 1970
IL 16
Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN)
University of Notre Dame
IN 01
Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
University of Notre Dame, 1981
IN 02
Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN)
Valparaiso University, 1984
IN 04
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
Indiana University, 1986
IN 06
Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
University of Kansas, 1981
KS 01
Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS)
Washburn University, 1970
KS 03
Rep. Edward Whitfield (R-KY)
University of Kentucky, 1970
KY 01
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
University of Kentucky, 1964
KY 05
Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY)
University of Kentucky, 1986
KY 06
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Harvard University, 1977
MA 04
Rep. Nicola Tsongas (D-MA)
Boston University, 1988
MA 05

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Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA)
Suffolk College, 1976
MA 06
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
Boston College, 1972
MA 07
Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-MA)
Boston College, 1977
MA 08
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Boston College, 1991
MA 09
Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA)
Boston College, 1967
MA 10
Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD)
University of Baltimore, 1994
MD 01
Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
University of Baltimore, 1970
MD 02
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
Harvard University, 1988
MD 03
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1989
MD 04
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD)
Georgetown University, 1966
MD 05
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD)
University of Maryland, 1976
MD 07
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Georgetown University, 1990
MD 08
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1981
MI 01
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
University of California, San Diego, 1978
MI 04
Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI)
Wayne State University, 1989
MI 09
Rep. Thad McCotter (R-MI)
University of Detroit, 1990
MI 11
Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-MI)
Harvard University, 1957
MI 12
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Wayne State University, 1958
MI 14
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI)
Georgetown University, 1952
MI 15
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
University of Minnesota, 1990
MN 05
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Oral Roberts University, 1986
MN 06
Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
University of Missouri, 1983
MO 03
Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO)
University of Missouri, 1956
MO 04
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)
University of Mississippi, 1981
MS 03
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
North Carolina Central University, 1974
NC 01
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
University of North Carolina, 1962
NC 06
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
University of North Carolina, 1981
NC 07
Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
Yale University, 1970
NC 12
Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC)
Columbia Unviersity, 1979
NC 13
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
University of North Dakota, 1979
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
Creighton University, 1987
NE 02
Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)
Boston College, 1978
NH 02
Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ)
Cornell University, 1982
NJ 01
Rep. John Adler (D-NJ)
Harvard University, 1984
NJ 03
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
Rutgers University, 1984
NJ 05
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
Rutgers University, 1978
NJ 06
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Vanderbilt University, 1977
NJ 07
Rep. Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ)
Washington University, 1977
NJ 09
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
University of San Diego, 1976
NV 01
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Notre Dame University, 1968
NY 03
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY)
Howard University, 1978
NY 06
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Fordham University, 1978
NY 08
Rep. Michael E. McMahon (D-NY)
New York Law School, 1985
NY 13
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
St. John's University, 1960
NY 15
Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)
New York Law School, 1987
NY 17
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
University of California Los Angeles, 1991
NY 20
Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY)
Boston College, 1978
NY 24
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
Case Western Reserve University, 1985
OH 03
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
Capital University, 2001
OH 04
Rep. Paul E. Gillmor (R-OH)
University of Michigan, 1964
OH 05
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH)
Cleveland State University, 1983
OH 11
Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH)
University of Akron, 1991
OH 13
Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH)
Cleveland State University, 1979
OH 14
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2000
OH 17
Rep. Zack Space (D-OH)
Ohio State University, 1986
OH 18
Rep. David Wu (D-OR)
Yale University, 1982
OR 01
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Lewis and Clark College, 1976
OR 03
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
Dickinson School of Law, 1980
PA 06
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
Widener University, 1999
PA 08
Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA)
Dickinson School of Law, 1965
PA 11

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Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA)
Pepperdine University, 1991
PA 19
Rep. Com. Pedro Pierluisi (PNP-PR)
George Washington University, 1984
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
University of South Carolina, 1972
SC 02
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC)
University of Virginia, 1984
SC 04
Rep. John M. Spratt, Jr. (D-SC)
Yale University, 1969
SC 05
Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD)
Georgetown Univeristy, 1997
SD 01
Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)
George Washington University, 1973
TN 02
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Harvard University, 1980
TN 05
Rep. Barton Gordon (D-TN)
University of Tennessee, 1973
TN 06
Rep. John S. Tanner (D-TN)
University of Tennessee, 1968
TN 08
Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN)
Memphis State U, 1973
TN 09
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Baylor University, 1977
TX 01
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
University of Houston, 1973
TX 02
Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R-TX)
Southern Methodist U, 1951
TX 04
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
University of Texas, 1982
TX 05
Rep. John A. Culberson (R-TX)
South Texas College of Law, 1990
TX 07
Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Texas Southern University, 1973
TX 09
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
St. Mary's Law School, 1987
TX 10
Rep. William M. Thornberry (R-TX)
University of Texas, 1983
TX 13
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
University of Virginia, 1975
TX 18
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX)
St. Mary's Law School, 1972
TX 20
Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX)
Southern Methodist University, 1975
TX 21
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
University of Texas, 1988
TX 22
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
University of Texas, 1970
TX 25
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
University of Texas, 1981
TX 28
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)
University of Houston, 1971
TX 29
Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
University of Texas, 1969
TX 31
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Boston College, 1973
VA 03
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
University of Virginia, 1977
VA 04
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Washington and Lee University, 1977
VA 06
Rep. Eric I. Cantor (R-VA)
College of William and Mary, 1988
VA 07
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
University of Virginia, 1971
VA 09
Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-VA)
Georgetown University, 1965
VA 10
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
University of California, Berkeley, 1973
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Willamette University, 1977
WA 01
Rep. Norman D. Dicks (D-WA)
University of Washington, 1968
WA 06
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
University of Washington, 1990
WA 09
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
University of Wisconsin, 1989
WI 02
Rep. Ron J. Kind (D-WI)
University of Michigan, 1990
WI 03
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI)
University of Wisconsin, 1968
WI 05
Rep. Thomas E. Petri (R-WI)
Harvard University, 1965
WI 06
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
West Virginia University, 1970
WV 01
Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY)
University of Wyoming, 1985


* New members are indicated in BOLD.
* Lawyer for the purpose of this chart indicates those who have earned a JD, LLB, or otherwise identified
themselves as a lawyer/attorney by profession.

The 441 number includes 6 non voting members.

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there was a lawsuit filed in SC a few years back that got kicked for the famous "lack of standing" rule ... needs to be brought up again!

Also see >>>
The TOP "12" Political Issues That The Average American Should Know - Even When The 'New World Order' & 'The Main Stream Media' Wants To Treat You Like A Mushroom ~ by Chris Lawton (10,000th Post)

Thanks for this

Thanks for this information.I thought there would have been more then this,but I wonder what the percentage of lawyers is for each of the past sessions of congress.
An interesting quote from Jefferson,and I'll add this from Madison. -
"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?" - James Madison

"All human constitutions are subject to corruption and must perish unless they are timely renewed and reduced to their first principles.'" --Thomas Jefferson

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

There could very well be more.

According to the following disclaimer these are the ones who have earned a JD, LLB or have admitted to being a lawyer.

Note, that 54% of the Senate is made up of lawyers as opposed to 36% in the House.

* Lawyer for the purpose of this chart indicates those who have earned a JD, LLB, or otherwise identified
themselves as a lawyer/attorney by profession.

The "Corpus Juris Secundum"

The "Corpus Juris Secundum" (the "Lawyer's Bible) says: "His [attorney] first duty is to the courts and the public not to the client and wherever the duties to his client conflict with those he owes as an officer of the court in the administration of justice, the former must yield to the latter."

Read the sordid truth as to why when they go to DC they DO NOT REPRESENT you.

What 13th Amendment? oh shiiiii.....

that 13th Amendment..... right, my bad.

-The Original 13th Amendment.-
Ratified 1819

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

A decent starting point for the Rabbit Hole Surfers >> http://www.apfn.org/apfn/13th.htm


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make
violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy

Can you imagine how different the US would be today if

the original ratified !3th amendment had been allowed to be added to the Constitution?

For one thing there would be no lawyers (esquire) in Congress.

Yep, that's the point though.

It was ratified, and there is no amendment to remove it .... they just stopped printing it and it faded away .... not to mention there are actually 3,13th amendments... lol

So much would be different now, soooooo much.


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make
violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy

Seems the way the

"powers that be" do business hasn't changed much over the years, has it?

Is there a disproportionate number of

lawyers in Congress?

Over one third of Congress members are lawyers. Is that just too many?

There are 216 lawyers in Congress

Out of 541 (6 non voting members) 216 are lawyers. Hmmmm

How does this list match up with the Lists of Shame?

Are there more or less lawyers signing onto HR 1207 as co sponsors?