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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 ... In 2014, voters hated Congress and elected to change it, giving ... In the last Congress, 39 percent of the House members were lawyers, along ...


In Congress, however, 90 percent of the lawmakers are male, 89 percent in the House of ... Yet 45 percent of the members of Congress are lawyers. Does this ...


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.


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 ..... Congress—Lawyers” and “114th Congress—MBA Holders.”


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.


The 113th 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 th ...