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Jan 20, 2016 ... In the mid-19th century, nearly 80 percent of members of Congress were lawyers, according to the paper (available here). The percentage fell ...


Jan 13, 2016 ... New research from Harvard Law School shows that the percentage of lawyers in the U.S. Congress has declined dramatically since the 1960s.


Jan 19, 2016 ... Lawyers dominated politics in the 1800s, making up 80 percent of the U.S. Congress at mid-century. In 1890, about 1 out of every 265 lawyers ...


Nov 28, 2016 ... Abstract. The numerical dominance of lawyer-legislators in Congress is well .... Source: The percentage of lawyers in each Congress is from the ...


Jan 6, 2015 ... So will 53 percent of senators. In the last Congress, 39 percent of the House members were lawyers, along with 57 percent of U.S. senators.


Dec 5, 2016 ... The overwhelming majority of Members of Congress have a college ..... percent of House Members and 74% of Senators hold educational degrees beyond a ..... CongressLawyers” and “114th Congress—MBA Holders.”


Mar 13, 2017 ... Members of Congress have a college education. ..... percent of House Members and 76% of Senators hold educational ..... House Members such as “115th CongressLawyers” and “115th Congress—Former Mayors.” ...


Yet 45 percent of the members of Congress are lawyers. Does this mean that Congress does not represent all U.S. citizens? "Yes!" say some critics. They argue ...


May 8, 2014 ... It may well be that the Congress has too many lawyers for its .... “want” from their Congressmen or how much they like what they ultimately get.