Cool Colleges for Congressmembers

Columbia University

The #4 National university according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2016
Roughly 58 U.S. Congressmembers have been affiliated with the school, such as attending classes, earning a degree, or being employed by the school.

Names in bold indicate Congressmembers who are currently in office as of May 2016.

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Sander Levin
Representative
Democrat
MI
M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1954
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Rosa DeLauro
Representative
Democrat
CT
M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1966
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Jerrold Nadler
Representative
Democrat
NY
B.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1969
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John Delaney
Representative
Democrat
MD
B.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1985
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Beto O'Rourke
Representative
Democrat
TX
B.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1995
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Victor Anfuso
Representative
Democrat
NY
preparatory courses at Columbia University in 1926 and 1927
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Frank Bow
Representative
Republican
OH
postgraduate work at Columbia University, New York City
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Marguerite Church
Representative
Republican
IL
Wellesley (Mass.) College, A.B., 1914 and Columbia University, New York City, A.M., 1917
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James Donovan
Representative
Democrat
NY
attended Harvard University, 1919-1921, and was graduated from the law school of Columbia University, New York City, in 1924
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Sidney Fine
Representative
Democrat
NY
was graduated from College of the City of New York in 1923 and from the law school of Columbia University in 1926
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Ernest Greenwood
Representative
Democrat
NY
attended City College of New York and Columbia University
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Karl King
Representative
Republican
PA
attended high school in Bucklin, Kans., Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia, Columbia University, New York City, and Wharton School of Business at Philadelphia, Pa.
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Peter Frelinghuysen
Representative
Republican
NJ
took postgraduate work in history at Columbia University in 1946 and 1947
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Harrison Williams
Senator
Democrat
NJ
graduated, Columbia University Law School 1948
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Eugene Siler
Representative
Republican
KY
law student at Columbia University in 1922 and University of Kentucky until 1924
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Herbert Zelenko
Representative
Democrat
NY
graduated from Columbia University in 1926 and from Columbia Law School in 1928
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Alfred Santangelo
Representative
Democrat
NY
LL.B, Columbia University School of Law, 1938
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Albert Ullman
Representative
Democrat
OR
M.A., Columbia University, New York City, 1939
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Seymour Halpern
Representative
Republican
NY
attended Seth Low College of Columbia University, 1932-1934
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Kenneth Hechler
Representative
Democrat
WV
A.M., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1936
Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1940
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Frank Kowalski
Representative
Democrat
CT
graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1930, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937, and studied international relations at Columbia University in 1945 and 1946
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Oren Long
Senator
Democrat
HI
graduated from Johnson College, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn., in 1912, University of Michigan in 1916, and Columbia University in 1922
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George Wallhauser
Representative
Republican
NJ
enrolled in Columbia University in 1941 and completed courses in real-estate appraising in 1942
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Jack Miller
Senator
Republican
IA
received a graduate degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1939, and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law 1946
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Claiborne Pell
Senator
Democrat
RI
graduated, Princeton University 1940 and Columbia University 1946
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Otis Pike
Representative
Democrat
NY
LL.B., Columbia University Law School, 1948
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Ogden Reid
Representative
Democrat
NY
member of advisory council, School of International Affairs, Columbia University
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Charles Weltner
Representative
Democrat
GA
graduated from Oglethorpe University at Atlanta, Ga., in 1948 and from Columbia University School of Law at New York City, in 1950
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John Dow
Representative
Democrat
NY
M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1937
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James Scheuer
Representative
Democrat-Liberal
NY
L.L.B., Columbia University Law School, New York, N.Y., 1948
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Daniel Button
Representative
Republican
NY
M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1939
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William Cowger
Representative
Republican
KY
graduated from Navy MidshipmenÂ’s School at Columbia University, New York City
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Shirley Chisholm
Representative
Democrat
NY
M.A., Columbia University, 1952
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Maurice Gravel
Senator
Democrat
AK
graduated, Columbia University 1956
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Robert Steele
Representative
Republican
CT
M.A., Columbia University, N.Y., 1963
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Bella Abzug
Representative
Democrat
NY
LL.B., Columbia University Law School, New York City, 1945
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Robert Daniel
Representative
Republican
VA
M.B.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1960-1961
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Donald Mitchell
Representative
Republican
NY
B.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1949
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Millicent Fenwick
Representative
Republican
NJ
attended Columbia University and New School for Social Research in New York City, 1933, 1942
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James Florio
Representative
Democrat
NJ
graduate work, Columbia University, New York, 1962-1963
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Robert Kasten
Senator
Republican
WI
received a graduate degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York City, 1966
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Stephen Solarz
Representative
Democrat
NY
M.A., public law and government, Columbia University, New York, 1967
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Richard Stone
Senator
Democrat
FL
graduated from Harvard University 1949 and from Columbia University Law School 1954
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Andrew Ireland
Representative
Republican
FL
graduate studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1953-1954
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Peter Kostmayer
Representative
Democrat
PA
B.A., Columbia University, New York City, 1971
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Mary Oakar
Representative
Democrat
OH
attended Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1963
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Frank Guarini
Representative
Democrat
NJ
commissioned a naval officer at Columbia University, 1944
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Edward Stack
Representative
Democrat
FL
M.A., in public law and government, Columbia University, New York City, 1938
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T. Gorton
Senator
Republican
WA
graduated, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1950, Columbia University Law School, New York City 1953
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Judd Gregg
Senator
Republican
NH
A.B., Columbia University 1969
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Frank Lautenberg
Senator
Democrat
NJ
graduated Columbia University School of Business, New York City 1949
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Major Owens
Representative
Democrat
NY
director, community media library program, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1973-1975
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Jaime Fuster
Representative
Democrat
PR
LL.M., Columbia University Law School, 1966
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Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
Representative
Democrat
PA
CBS News Foundation Fellow, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
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Eric Cantor
Representative
Republican
VA
M.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1989
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R. Miller
Representative
Democrat
NC
J.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1979
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Barack Obama
Senator
Democrat
IL
received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City
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Daniel Maffei
Representative
Democrat
NY
M.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1991