With seven alumni serving as members of Congress, Dartmouth ranks fourth on a list of 21 American colleges producing the most members of Congress, reports My San Antonio.
“Using data from Vote Smart, a research organization that collects data on elected officials and candidates for public office, StartClass found the colleges that have produced the most active members of Congress,” My San Antonio reports.
The alumni are Sen. Angus S. King Jr. ’66, I-Maine; Rep. Ann M. Kuster ’78, D-N.H.; Rep. John C. Carney Jr. ’78, D-Del.; Sen. John Hoeven ’79, R-N.D.; Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand ’88, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael E. Capuano ’73, D-Mass.; and Sen. Rob Portman ’78, R-Ohio, reports the website.
“There are 535 voting members of Congress and also non-voting delegates from Washington, D.C., Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Vote Smart only has undergraduate schools listed for 458 of them, so the list is not 100 percent complete. Still, it provides a strong indication of which university’s alumni are directly influencing U.S. legislation the most,” writes the website.
Read the full story, published 2/26/16 by My San Antonio.