Who would have thunk it? Two professors from Randolph Macon College, Dave Brat and Jack Trammell, will face off in this year’s congressional race in the 7th district of Virginia. The higher education community is watching and so can you. Follow the race (and others!) at our Elections subject guide and at the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The good folks at the Chronicle got to thinking, “how often does this happen? So they turned to the authoritative biographical source about Congress: the
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, available both in paper and online. The Biographical Directory not only contains short biographies of our representatives, but also the apportionment of congressmen and information about each congress (date, executive officers, officers of the House and Senate). The Chronicle mined the data and developed a sortable table of academics who have served in Congress.
By what stop there? Check out other resources about “our tax dollars at work” in Washington. Search our catalog by subject heading United States Congress Biography for more books and check out the reference collection about Congress which has more fascinating facts about Congress. My personal favorite: Vital Statistics on Congress, available both in print and online.