PENN NOTABLES

Penn and the U.S. Congress
Roster of Alumni, Faculty and Trustees
1774 to the present
Surnames beginning A through C

"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 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, 1871-1873; 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 BALL Born 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 BRUMMBorn 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 CLARDY Born 1828; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1851; Kentucky representative to the U.S. Congress, 1895-1899; died 1918.
Joseph Sill CLARK Born 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 CONOVER Born 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 CRUMP Born 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.

 

 

photo of Robert Adams, Jr.
Robert Adams, Jr. (1849-1906)

CONTENTS BY SURNAME:

A to C

D to H

I to M

N to R

S to Z

Complete list, A through Z

 

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).

 

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