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


Jan 20, 2016 ... Lawyers once dominated Congress, but they are being “squeezed ... of the increase of lawyers in the United States, both in overall numbers ...

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


Jan 13, 2016 ... But as of 2015, less than 40% of Congress is made up of lawyers. ... many from pursuing a legal career, while the legal industry, as many ...

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.

What percentage of US congress members are lawyers - Answers.com


According to the Congressional Research Service 170 members of the House and 60 Senators ... What is total number of members in the US Congress total number of members in the US Congress? 535 is the total number of members in the ...

Is Congress Too Full of Lawyers? – Political Outcast


Jan 19, 2013 ... Put your cursor on any of the green bars for more information about the lawyers in that particular Congress. Notice how the number of lawyers ...

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 ... But some things about Congress will remain the same: There will still be plenty of lawyers ... so it's unlikely the new numbers will ring in any major changes.

Time to Change Congress? | Scholastic.com


In fact, most of Congress consists of white males, who are over 50 years old and were lawyers or businessmen before taking office. How does this compare with ...

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


Feb 23, 2012 ... Nearly two of every five United States senators is a lawyer, but the share is ... lawyers peaked at 51 percent in the 92nd Congress, which was in session in ... Today there are also about as many representatives who previously ...

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. ... The disproportionate number of men (the world over, women live longer) and ... of the U.S. adult population are lawyers, 41 percent of the 113<sup>th</sup> Congress are.

Why are so many lawyers politicians? - Marginal REVOLUTION


Jan 23, 2008 ... This helps explain why fewer politicians are lawyers in many other ... And since it's hard to get into Congress without experience at the state ...

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


Jan 17, 2013 ... There are 128 lawyers in the House and another 45 in the Senate. Somewhat ... ( The Fix would have bet the "over" on both of those numbers.) ...

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


Jul 1, 2016 ... Latino Members (a record number) serving: 34 in the House, including 1 ...... CongressLawyers” and “114th Congress—MBA Holders.”

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.