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Lawyers no longer dominate Congress; is commercialization of ...


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 ...

The Slow, Steady Decline of Lawyers in Congress | Fox Business


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.

How the most disliked — and elected — profession is disappearing ...


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 ...

Time to Change Congress? | Scholastic.com


Look into the makeup of Congress compared to the U.S. population. ... Yet 45 percent of the members of Congress are lawyers. Does this mean that Congress  ...

First Thing We Do, Let's Elect All the Lawyers - The New York Times


Feb 23, 2012 ... As you can see, the share of senators who were lawyers peaked at 51 percent in the 92nd Congress, which was in session in 1971 and 1972.

State of the Congress 2013 — Measure of America: A Program of ...


The 113<sup>th</sup> Congress is the most diverse group of representatives in history. ... While 0.6 percent of the U.S. adult population are lawyers, 41 percent of the 113 <sup>th</sup> ...

What percentage of US congress members are lawyers - Answers


According to the Congressional Research Service 170 members of the House and 60 Senators ... Sixty percent of the U.S. Senate is lawyers. Enough said.

By the Numbers: the jobs of the First Congress vs. the 112th Congress


Feb 16, 2012 ... *Many Congress members list more than one profession, which is why the ... in both bodies, about 37 percent of the members are lawyers.

Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile - US Senate


Nov 24, 2014 ... The overwhelming majority of Members of Congress have a college ..... Ninety- eight percent of the Members of the 113th Congress cite a .... of the 113th CongressLawyers” and “Representatives of the 113th Congress—.

These Newly Elected Members of Congress Come With Law Degrees


Jan 5, 2015 ... At the start of the 114th Congress on Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol will be a little less lawyerly. ... Meet the new lawyers in the 114th Congress.

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Meet the new Congress: Younger and more female, it's still mainly ...


Jan 6, 2015 ... There will be more women serving in the 114th Congress, which ... In the last Congress, 39 percent of the House members were lawyers, along ...

Membership of the 114th Congress: A Profile - Federation Of ...


Jul 1, 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.”

A cool diagram of the 113th Congress - The Washington Post


Jan 17, 2013 ... The 113th Congress is in session. But, who are they? Lawyers, mostly. How do we know? A terrific chart from Businessweek that breaks down ...