PENN NOTABLES

Penn and the U.S. Congress
Roster of Alumni, Faculty and Trustees
1774 to the present
Complete list, A through Z

"This is a story of public service in the highest tradition of the University. It is a story of Benjamin Franklin's radical idea of valuing a practical education. The remarkable story of Penn's connection to the United States Congress begins with the Continental Congress, precursor to the United States Congress, in 1774. What links all the men and women listed below is their leadership in the United States Congress and their time at the University of Pennsylvania. I think it is safe to say that such a long and distinguished tradition might even cause Benjamin Franklin, that busy, busy man, to stop and pause and be proud."

Scott W. Hawley, February 2002

 

Since 1774, two hundred and fifteen alumni, faculty, and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania have served in the United States Congress or in its predecessor, the Continental Congress, representing twenty two states and territories and nine of the thirteen American colonies. This roster is arranged by surname in alphabetical order from A to Z. It was researched, compiled and presented by Scott W. Hawley (B.A., 1992; B.S. in Econ., 1992) in partnership with the University Archives and Records Center, published February 2002 and updated July 2002.

 


Ephraim Leister ACKERBorn 1827; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1852 (Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine) and LL.B., 1886 (Bachelor of Laws, Law School); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1871-73; died 1903.
Robert ADAMS, Jr.Born 1849; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1869 (Bachelor of Arts) and B.F., 1884 (Bachelor of Finance, Wharton School); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1889-1906; died 1906.
Wilbur Louis ADAMS Born 1884; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1907; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1933-1935; died 1937.
Andrew ALLENBorn 1740; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1759 and Trustee, 1775-1778; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1776; died 1825.
John ARCHERBorn 1741; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1768 (Bachelor of Medicine, School of Medicine); Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1801-1807; died 1810.
James ARMSTRONGBorn 1748; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1769; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1793-1795; died 1828.
Lewis Heisler BALLBorn 1861; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1885; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1901-1903; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1903-1905, 1919-1925; died 1932.
Ephraim BATEMANBorn 1780; Attended School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1802, but did not earn a degree; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1815-1823; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1826-1829; died 1829.
John Bubenheim BAYARDBorn 1738; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1777-1780, 1784-1785; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785-1786; died 1807.
John Milton BERNHISELBorn 1799; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1827; Utah delegate to the U.S. Congress, 1851-1859, 1861-1863; died 1881.
William Wyatt BIBB Born 1781; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1801; Georgia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1807-1813; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1813-1816; Governor of Alabama, 1817-1820; died 1820.
George Augustus BICKNELLBorn 1815; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1831; Indiana representative to the U.S. Congress, 1877-1881; died 1891.
Edward BIDDLEBorn 1738; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-1775; died 1779.
Richard BIDDLEBorn 1796; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1811; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1837-1840; died 1847.
Andrew John BIEMILLERBorn 1906; Attended Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania, but did not earn a degree; Assistant Instructor of History in the College, 1929-1931; Wisconsin representative to the U.S. Congress, 1945-1947, 1949-1951; died 1982.
William BINGHAMBorn 1752; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1768 and Trustee, 1789-1804; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1786-1788; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1795-1801; died 1804.
Elias BOUDINOTBorn 1740; Attended Academy of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), 1751, but did not earn a degree. New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778, 1781-1783; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1795; died 1821.
Benjamin Markley BOYERBorn 1823; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1841; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1865-1869; died 1887.
Samuel Carey BRADSHAWBorn 1809; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1833; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1855-1857; died 1872.
Charles BROWNEBorn 1875; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1900; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1923-1925; died 1947.
George Franklin BRUMM Born 1880; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1901 (Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School) and LL.B., 1907; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1923-1927, 1929-1934; died 1934.
Clayton Douglass BUCKBorn 1890; Attended Towne School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1909-1911, but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1943-1949; Governor of Delaware, 1929-1937; died 1965.
Hiram Rodney BURTONBorn 1841; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1868; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1905-1909; died 1927.
John CADWALADERBorn 1805; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1827 and Hon. LL.D., 1870 (Doctor of Laws); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1855-1857; died 1879.
Lambert CADWALADERBorn 1742; Entered College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania) in 1757 but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1784-1787; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1791, 1793-1795; died 1823.
Greene Washington CALDWELLBorn 1806; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1831; North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1841-1843; died 1864;
Joseph Maull CAREYBorn 1845; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1867; Wyoming delegate to the U.S. Congress, 1885-1890; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1890-1895; Governor of Wyoming, 1911-1915; died 1924.
E. Wallace CHADWICKBorn 1884; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1906 and LL.B., 1910; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1947-1949; died 1969.
Henry H. CHAMBERSBorn 1790; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1811; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1825-1826; died 1826.
Earl CHUDOFFBorn 1907; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1929; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1949-1958; died 1993.
George Bosworth CHURCHILLBorn 1866; Attended University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, 1892-1894, but did not earn a degree; Massachusetts representative to the U.S. Congress, 1925; died 1925.
John CLAIBORNEBorn 1777; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1798; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1805-1808; died 1808.
John Daniel CLARDYBorn 1828; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1851; Kentucky representative to the U.S. Congress, 1895-1899; died 1918.
Joseph Sill CLARKBorn 1901; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1926 and Hon. LL.D., 1963; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1957-1969; died 1990.
Isaiah Dunn CLAWSONBorn 1822; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1843; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1855-1859; died 1879.
Joshua CLAYTONBorn 1744; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1762 but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1798; Governor of Delaware, 1793-1798; died 1798.
John CLOPTONBorn 1756; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1776; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1795-1799, 1801-1816; died 1816.
George CLYMERBorn 1739; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779, 1789-1813; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776-1777, 1780-1782; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1791; died 1813.
William Wilfred COBEY, Jr.Born 1939; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1964 (Master of Business Administration, Wharton School); North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1985-1987; living.
Lewis CONDICTBorn 1772; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1794; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1811-1817, 1821-1833; died 1862.
Simon Barclay CONOVERBorn 1840; Attended School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1864-1865, but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1873-1879; died 1908.
Thomas Buchecker COOPERBorn 1823; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1843; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1861-1862; died 1862.
James Harry COVINGTONBorn 1870; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1894; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1909-1914; died 1942.
Tench COXEBorn 1755; Attended Academy of Philadelphia, 1761, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1788-1789; died 1824.
William Radford COYLEBorn 1878; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1906-1907, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1925-1927, 1929-1933; died 1962.
James Kitchenman COYNE IIIBorn 1946; Lecturer at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1974-1979; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1981-1983; living.
George William CRUMPBorn 1786; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1806-1808, but did not earn a degree; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1826-1827; died 1848.
John Burrwood DALYBorn 1872; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1893-1895, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1935-1939; died 1939.
William DARLINGTONBorn 1782; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1804; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1815-1817, 1819-1823; died 1863.
George Robertson DENNISBorn 1822; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1842; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1873-1879; died 1882.
Philemon DICKERSONBorn 1788; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1808; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1833-1836, 1839-1841; Governor of New Jersey, 1836-1837; died 1862.
John DICKINSONBorn 1732; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1782-1785; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-1776; Delaware delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779; died 1808.
Philemon DICKINSONBorn 1739; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1759 but did not earn a degree; Delaware delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1783; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1790-1793; died 1809.
Frank Joseph Gerard DORSEYBorn 1891; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1917; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1935-1939; died 1949.
Charles Francis DOUGHERTYBorn 1937; Attended University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, 1962-1963, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1979-1983; living.
James Henderson DUFFBorn 1883; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1904-1906; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1951-1957; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1947-1951; died 1969.
Henry Algernon DUPONTBorn 1838; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1855, but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1906-1917; died 1926.
George Nicholas ECKERTBorn 1802; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1824; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1847-1849; died 1865.
Norman EDDYBorn 1810; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1835; Indiana representative to the U.S. Congress, 1853-1855; died 1872.
Joshua EILBERGBorn 1921; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1941 and also attended the Law School, 1941; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1967-1979; living.
Jonathan ELMERBorn 1745; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1768; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1777-1778, 1781-1783, 1787-1788; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1789-1791; died 1817.
Philip Sheridan ENGLISHBorn 1956; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1979; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1995-present; living.
Thomas Dunn ENGLISHBorn 1819; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1839; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1891-1895; died 1902.
Chaka FATTAHBorn 1956; University of Pennsylvania, M.G.A., 1986 (Master of Governmental Administration, Fels School of State and Local Government); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1995-present; living.
John Parnell FEENEYBorn 1895; Attended University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 1914-1915, but did not earn a degree; in 1919, John Parnell Feeney changed his name to John Parnell Thomas.
Clare Gerald FENERTYBorn 1895; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1921 and was also an Instructor in the Wharton School, 1924-1929; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1935-1937; died 1952.
Thomas FITZSIMONSBorn 1741; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1789-1811; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1783; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1795; died 1811.
John FLOYDBorn 1783; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1806; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1817-1829; Governor of Virginia, 1830-1834; died 1837.
Harold FORDBorn 1970; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1992; Tennessee representative to the U.S. Congress, 1997-present; living.
Vito John FOSSELLABorn 1965; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1987; New York representative to the U.S. Congress, 1997-present; living.
Benjamin FRANKLINBorn 1706; Founder of the University of Pennsylvania and Trustee, 1749-1789; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1776; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; died 1790.
Oliver Walter FREYBorn 1887; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1920; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1933-1939; died 1939.
Benjamin Arthur GILMAN Born 1922; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1946; New York representative to the U.S. Congress, 1973-present; living.
Benjamin Martin GOLDERBorn 1891; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1913; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1925-1933; died 1946.
Charles GOLDSBOROUGHBorn 1765; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1784; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1805-1817; Governor of Maryland, 1818-1819; died 1834.
Robert GOLDSBOROUGHBorn 1733; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1760; Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-1776; died 1788.
George Scott GRAHAMBorn 1850; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1870 and was Professor of Criminal Law, 1887-1898; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1913-1931; died 1931.
William GRAYSONBorn 1740; Attended College of Philadelphia as member of the Class of 1760 but did not earn a degree; Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785-1787; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1789-1790; died 1790.
Andrew GREGGBorn 1755; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1782 (Master of Arts) and Master of the Latin School of the Academy of Philadelphia, 1779-1783; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1791-1807; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1807-1813; died 1835.
John HAHNBorn 1776; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1798; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1815-1817; died 1823.
William Henry HARRISONBorn 1773; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1791, but did not earn a degree; Delegate to the U.S. Congress from the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River, 1799-1800; Ohio representative to the U.S. Congress, 1816-1819; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1825-1828; President of the United States, 1841; died 1841.
Charles Eaton HAYNESBorn 1784; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1806, but did not earn a degree; Georgia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1825-1831, 1835-1839; died 1841.
James Christopher HEALEYBorn 1909; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1933; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1956-1965; died 1981.
Joseph HEMPHILLBorn 1770; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1791; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1801-1803; 1819-1826; 1829-1831; died 1842.
Whitmill HILLBorn 1743; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1760; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778-1780; died 1797.
William HINDMANBorn 1743; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1761 but did not earn a degree; Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785-1786; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1793-1799; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1800-1801; died 1822.
George HOLCOMBEBorn 1786; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1807, but did not earn a degree; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1821-1828; died 1828.
Francis HOPKINSONBorn 1737; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1757 and Hon. LL.D., 1790; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1778-1791; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; died 1791.
Joseph HOPKINSONBorn 1770; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1786 and was also a Trustee, 1822-1842; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1815-1819; died 1842.
Charles Robert HOWELLBorn 1904; Attended Evening School of Accounts and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1936; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1949-1955; died 1973.
Jared INGERSOLLBorn 1749; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1787-1800; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1780; died 1822.
David JACKSONBorn 1730; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1768; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785; died 1801.
Albert Walter JOHNSON Born 1906; Attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1926-1927, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1963-1977; died 1998.
John William JONESBorn 1805; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1830-1831, but did not earn a degree; Georgia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1847-1849; died 1871;
Owen JONESBorn 1819; Attended College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1837-1838, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1857-1859; died 1878.
Joseph JORGENSENBorn 1844; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1865; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1877-1883; died 1888.
James KELLYBorn 1760; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1782 and Tutor, 1782-1783; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1805-1809; died 1819.
William KENNEDYBorn 1768; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1782; North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1803-1805, 1809-1811, 1813-1815; died 1834.
Everett KENTBorn 1888; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1911; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1923-1925, 1927-1929; died 1963.
Karl Clarence KINGBorn 1897; Attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1920-1922, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1951-1957; died 1974.
William KIRKPATRICKBorn 1885; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1905-1906, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1921-1923; died 1970.
Thomas KITTERABorn 1789; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1805; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1826-1827; died 1839.
John Armand LAFORE, Jr.Born 1905; Attended University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 1924 and the Evening School of Accounts and Finance, 1934, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1957-1961; died 1993.
Henry LATIMERBorn 1752; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1770; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1794-1795; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1795-1801; died 1819.
Caleb Rodney LAYTONBorn 1851; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1876; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1919-1923; died 1930.
James Russell LEECHBorn 1888; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1915; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1927-1932; died 1952.
William Eckart LEHMANBorn 1821; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1841; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1861-1863; died 1895.
George Gray LEIPERBorn 1786; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1803; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. House, 1829-1831; died 1868.
John Thomas LENAHANBorn 1852; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1871-1872, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1907-1909; died 1920.
Samuel LILLYBorn 1815; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1837; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1853-1855; died 1880.
Lewis Fields LINNBorn 1796; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1815-1816, but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1833-1843; died 1843.
Lloyd LOWNDES, Jr.Born 1845; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1867; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1873-1875; Governor of Maryland, 1895-1899; died 1905.
James McDevitt MAGEEBorn 1877; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1902; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1923-1927; died 1949.
Levi MAISHBorn 1837; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1864, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1875-1879, 1887-1891; died 1899.
Francis MALLORYBorn 1807; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1830; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1837-1843; died 1860.
James MANNINGBorn 1738; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. D.D., 1785 (Doctor of Divinity); Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress, 1786; died 1791.
John Hartwell MARABLEBorn 1786; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1805-1806, but did not earn a degree; Tennessee representative to the U.S. Congress, 1825-1829; died 1844.
Henry MARCHANTBorn 1741; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1759; Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress, 1777-1779; died 1796.
Robert MARIONBorn 1766; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1784; South Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1805-1810; died 1811.
Alexander Keith MARSHALLBorn 1808; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1844; Kentucky representative to the U.S. Congress, 1855-1857; died 1884.
James Murray MASONBorn 1798; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1818; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1837-1839; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1847-1861; died 1871.
Timothy MATLACKBorn 1730; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1785; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1780; died 1829.
Samuel Kerns MCCONNELL, Jr.Born 1901; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1923; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1944-1957; died 1985.
George Deardorff MCCREARY Born 1846; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1864-1867, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1903-1913; died 1915.
Joseph Michael MCDADEBorn 1931; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1956; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1963-1999; living.
Robert Cameron MCEWENBorn 1920; Attended University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 1939-1940, but did not earn a degree; New York representative to the U.S. Congress, 1965-1981; died 1997.
Thomas MCKEANBorn 1734; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. LL.D., 1785 and Trustee, 1779-1791; Delaware delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-1776, 1778-1782; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1799-1808; died 1817.
Marjorie Margolies MEZVINSKYBorn 1942; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1963; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1993-1995; living.
Thomas MIFFLINBorn 1744; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1760 and Trustee, 1773-1779; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-1775, 1782-1784; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1790-1799; died 1800.
James MILNORBorn 1773; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Class of 1792 but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1811-1813; died 1844.
George Edward MITCHELLBorn 1781; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1805; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1823-1827, 1829-1832; died 1832.
John MOFFETBorn 1831; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1854-1855, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1869; died 1884.
Joseph MONTGOMERYBorn 1733; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1760; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1781-1782; died 1794.
William MONTGOMERYBorn 1736; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1759 but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1784; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1793-1795; died 1816.
Samuel MOOREBorn 1774; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1792 and was also a Tutor, 1792-1794; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1818-1822; died 1861.
William MOOREBorn 1735; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1782, 1784-1789; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1777; died 1793.
Edward de Veaux MORRELLBorn 1863; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1885 and LL.B., 1888; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1900-1907; died 1917.
Cadwalader MORRISBorn 1741; Attended Academy of Philadelphia, 1751, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1783-1784; died 1795.
Edward Joy MORRISBorn 1815; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1831-1832, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1843-1845, 1857-1861; died 1881.
Gouverneur MORRISBorn 1752; Attended Academy of Philadelphia, 1761, but did not earn a degree; New York delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778-1779; U.S. Senator from New York, 1800-1803; died 1816.
Robert MORRISBorn 1734; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1778-1779; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1778; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-1795; died 1806.
Frederick Augustus MUHLENBERGBorn 1887; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Arch., 1908 (Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Towne Scientific School); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1947-1949; died 1980.
Frederick Augustus Conrad MUHLENBERGBorn 1750; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1786; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779-1780; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1797; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1791, 1793-1795; died 1801.
John Peter Gabriel MUHLENBERGBorn 1746; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1763 but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1791, 1793-1795, 1799-1801; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1801; died 1807.
John William MURPHYBorn 1902; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1926 and LL.B., 1929; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1943-1946; died 1962.
Leonard MYERSBorn 1827; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1842-1843, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1863-1875; died 1905.
Arnold NAUDAINBorn 1790; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1810; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1830-1836; died 1872.
John NEILSONBorn 1745; Attended College of Philadelphia as a member of the Class of 1761 but did not earn a degree; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778; died 1833.
William Augustus NEWELLBorn 1817; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1839; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1847-1851, 1865-1867; Governor of New Jersey, 1857-1860; died 1901.
Robert Nelson Cornelius NIX, Sr.Born 1905; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1924; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1958-1979; died 1987.
Edson Baldwin OLDSBorn 1802; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1829; Ohio representative to the U.S. Congress, 1849-1855; died 1869.
Archibald Ernest OLPPBorn 1882; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1908; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1921-1923; died 1949.
William PACABorn 1740; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1759; Maryland delegate to the U.S. Congress, 1774-1779; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; died 1799.
Cyrus Maffet PALMERBorn 1887; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1907, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1927-1929; died 1959.
John Mercer PATTONBorn 1797; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1818; Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1830-1838; Governor of Virginia, 1841; died 1858.
George Wharton PEPPERBorn 1867; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1887, LL.B., 1889, and Hon. LL.D., 1907; Lecturer in Law School, 1894-1910; Trustee, 1911-1961; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-1927; died 1961.
Richard PETERS, Jr.Born 1744; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1761; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1783; died 1828.
Charles PETTITBorn 1736; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1786-1802; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785-1787; died 1806.
Jesus T. PINEROBorn 1897; Attended Towne Scientific School, University of Pennsylvania, 1915-1916, but did not earn a degree; Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the U.S. Congress, 1945-1946; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1946-1948; died 1952.
John Howard PUGHBorn 1827; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1852; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1877-1879; died 1905.
David RAMSAYBorn 1749; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1773 and Hon. M.D., 1780; South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1783, 1785-1786; died 1815.
Joseph REEDBorn 1741; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1766 and Trustee, 1778-1785; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778; died 1785.
Robert Rentoul REEDBorn 1807; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1829; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1849-1851; died 1864.
Jacob RICHARDSBorn 1773; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1791; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1803-1809; died 1816.
Lewis RIGGSBorn 1789; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1812-1813, but did not earn a degree; New York representative to the U.S. Congress, 1841-1843; died 1870.
Caesar Augustus RODNEYBorn 1772; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1789; Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1803-1805; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1822-1823; Attorney-General of the United States, 1807-1811; died 1824.
Benjamin RUSHBorn 1746; Professor of Chemistry, 1769-1779, Professor of Medicine, 1789-1791, 1805-1813, and Professor of Physiology, 1792-1805 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776-1777; died 1813.
Albert Greig RUTHERFORDBorn 1879; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1904; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1937-1941; died 1941.
Leon SACKSBorn 1902; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1923 and LL.B., 1926; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1937-1941; died 1972.
Pius Louis SCHWERTBorn 1892; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1914; New York representative to the U.S. Congress, 1939-1941; died 1941.
Hardie SCOTTBorn 1907; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1934; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1947-1953; died 1999.
John Roger Kirkpatrick SCOTTBorn 1873; Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1894, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1915-1919; died 1945.
James SEARLE Born 1733; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1782; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778-1780; died 1797.
Joshua SENEYBorn 1756; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1773; Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1789-1792; died 1798.
Jonathan Dickinson SERGEANTBorn 1746; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1763; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776-1777; died 1793.
Adam SEYBERTBorn 1773; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1793; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1809-1815, 1817-1819; died 1825.
Henry Marchmore SHAWBorn 1819; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1838; North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1853-1855, 1857-1859; died 1864.
William Biddle SHEPARDBorn 1799; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1819; North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1829-1837; died 1852.
John Edward SHERIDANBorn 1902; University of Pennsylvania B.S. in Econ., 1925; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1939-1947; died 1987.
William SHIPPENBorn 1712; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1786; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779-1780; died 1801.
Jonathan Bayard SMITHBorn 1742; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1812; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1777-1778; died 1812.
Arlen SPECTERBorn 1930; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1951; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1981-present; living.
John Selby SPENCEBorn 1788; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1805, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1823-1825; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1836-1840; died 1840.
Edward John STACKBorn 1910; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1934; Florida representative to the U.S. Congress, 1979-1981; died 1989.
Samuel STERETTBorn 1758; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1782; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1791-1793; died 1833.
James Dale STRAWBRIDGEBorn 1824; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1847; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1873-1875; died 1890.
Joel Barlow SUTHERLANDBorn 1792; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1812; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1827-1837; died 1861.
John Augustus SWOPEBorn 1827; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1848-1849, but did not earn a degree; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1884-1887; died 1910.
William TERRELLBorn 1778; Attended University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1803, but did not earn a degree; Georgia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1817-1821; died 1855.
Martin Russell THAYERBorn 1819; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1840; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1863-1867; died 1906.
John Chew THOMASBorn 1764; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1783; Maryland representative to the U.S. Congress, 1799-1801; died 1836.
John Parnell THOMAS Born and attended the University of Pennsylvania as John Parnell Feeney. He changed his birth surname in 1919. New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1937-1950; died 1970.
Hedge THOMPSONBorn 1780; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1802; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1827-1828; died 1828.
James TILTONBorn 1745; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1768; New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, 1783-1784; died 1822.
Philip Andrew TRAYNORBorn 1874; University of Pennsylvania, D.D.S., 1895 (Doctor of Dental Surgery, School of Dental Medicine); Delaware representative to the U.S. Congress, 1941-1943, 1945-1947; died 1962.
William Irvin TROUTMANBorn 1905; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1930; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1943-1945; died 1971.
Charles Murray TURPINBorn 1878; University of Pennsylvania, D.D.S., 1904; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1929-1937; died 1946.
Jonathan Taylor UPDEGRAFFBorn 1822; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1845; Ohio representative to the U.S. Congress, 1879-1882; died 1882.
Joseph Philip VIGORITOBorn 1918; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1947; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1965-1977; living.
Percy WALKERBorn 1812; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1835; Alabama representative to the U.S. Congress, 1855-1857; died 1880.
Robert John WALKERBorn 1801; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1819; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1835-1845; Secretary of the Treasury, 1845-1849; died 1869.
George Marvin WALLHAUSERBorn 1900; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1922; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1959-1965; died 1993.
Robert WALNBorn 1765; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1811-1836; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1798-1801; died 1836.
John Haines WARE IIIBorn 1908; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1930 and LL.D., 1978; Trustee, 1965-1997; died 1997.
Anthony WAYNEBorn 1745; Attended Academy of Philadelphia, 1763-1764, but did not earn a degree; Georgia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1791-1792; died 1796.
James Dorman WEAVERBorn 1920; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1944; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1963-1965; living.
Joseph Rodman WESTBorn 1822; Attended the College of the University of Pennsylvania, 1836-1837, but did not earn a degree; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1871-1877; died 1898.
Jenkin WHITESIDEBorn 1772; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1792; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1809-1811; died 1822.
Hugh WILLIAMSONBorn 1735; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1757 and Hon. LL.D., 1787; Professor of Mathematics, 1761-1763; North Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1785, 1788; North Carolina representative to the U.S. Congress, 1790-1793; died 1819.
Thomas WILLINGBorn 1731; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1760-1779, 1788-1791; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1776; died 1821.
James WILSONBorn 1742; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1766 and Hon. LL.D., 1790; Professor of Law, 1790-1798; Trustee, 1779, 1784-1789; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-1776, 1783, 1785-1786; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; died 1798.
William Henry WILSONBorn 1877; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1898; Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1935-1937; died 1937.
Charles Anderson WOLVERTONBorn 1880; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1900; New Jersey representative to the U.S. Congress, 1927-1959; died 1969.

 

 

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Note to the reader:
All abbreviations and phrases used in the standard entries below are intended to be self-explanatory. The editors have given special attention to abbreviations used for academic degrees. Abbreviations for academic degrees are spelled out in the entry of first instance. Nevertheless, among the degrees listed below, three are not in common use today. In order to assist the reader, the editors have defined those degrees here:
M.B. (Bachelor of Medicine)
B.F. (Bachelor of Finance)
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).