PENN NOTABLES

Penn and the U.S. Congress
Roster of Alumni, Faculty and Trustees
1774 to the present
Surnames beginning in I through M

"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

 


 

Jared INGERSOLLBorn 1749; Trustee, University of Pennsylvania, 1787-1800; Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, 1780; died 1822.
David JACKSON Born 1747; University of Pennsylvania, M.B., 1768 (Bachelor of Medicine, School of Medicine); 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 (Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine); Virginia representative to the U.S. Congress, 1877-1883; died 1888.
James KELLYBorn 1760; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1782 (Bachelor of Arts) 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 (Bachelor of Laws); 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; Tennessee representative to the U.S. Congress, 1825-1829; died 1844.
Henry MARCHANTBorn 1741; University of Pennsylvania, Hon. A.M., 1762 (Master of Arts); 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 (Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School); Pennsylvania representative to the U.S. Congress, 1944-1957; died 1985.
George Deardorff MCCREARYBorn 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 (Doctor of Laws) 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 MEZVINSKY Born 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 MONTGOMERBorn 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.

 

 

Photograph of John William Murphy
John William Murphy (1902-1962)

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I to M

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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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