Cool Colleges for Congressmembers

Duke University

The #8 National university according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2016
Roughly 33 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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David Price
Representative
Democrat
NC
professor, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1973-1986 and 1995-1996
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Shelley Capito
Senator
Republican
WV
B.S., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1975
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Daniel Lipinski
Representative
Democrat
IL
Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1998
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Mo Brooks
Representative
Republican
AL
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1975
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Rand Paul
Senator
Republican
KY
graduated Duke University, M.D., 1988
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Scott Peters
Representative
Democrat
CA
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1980
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Bradley Byrne
Representative
Republican
AL
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1977
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Dave Trott
Representative
Republican
MI
J.D., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1985
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Willis Smith
Senator
Democrat
NC
graduated from Atlantic Collegiate Institute, Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1905, Trinity College (now Duke University), Durham, N.C., in 1910, and from the law school of Duke University in 1912
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Hugh Alexander
Representative
Democrat
NC
graduated from Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 1932, and from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1937
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Basil Whitener
Representative
Democrat
NC
graduated from Duke University Law School in 1937
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Benjamin Jordan
Senator
Democrat
NC
attended the public schools, Rutherford (N.C.) College Preparatory School in 1912 and 1913, and Trinity College, now Duke University, in 1914 and 1915
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James Pearson
Senator
Republican
KS
with his parents moved to Virginia in 1934 and attended the public schools of that State and Duke University, Durham, N.C.
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Thomas Gettys
Representative
Democrat
SC
graduate work at Duke University and Winthrop College
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Clarence Brown
Representative
Republican
OH
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1947
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James MacKay
Representative
Democrat
GA
attended Duke University, 1940-1941
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Nick Galifianakis
Representative
Democrat
NC
Duke University, A.B., 1951, and from the law school of the same university, LL.B., 1953
assistant professor of business law, Duke University, 1960-1967
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Robert Krueger
Senator
Democrat
TX
M.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1958
associate professor of English, vice provost and dean of college of arts and sciences at Duke University until 1973
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Stanley Lundine
Representative
Democrat
NY
A.B., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1961
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Ronald Paul
Representative
Republican
TX
M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., 1961
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Nick Rahall
Representative
Democrat
WV
A.B., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1971
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James Courter
Representative
Republican
NJ
J.D., Duke University Law School, Durham, N.C., 1966
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Walter Johnston
Representative
Republican
NC
attended Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1953-1954
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Robert Wise
Representative
Democrat
WV
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1970
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Paul Henry
Representative
Republican
MI
M.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1968
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James Sanford
Senator
Democrat
NC
president of Duke University 1969-1985
interment in Duke University Chapel.
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Bob Inglis
Representative
Republican
SC
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1981
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Robin Hayes
Representative
Republican
NC
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1967
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Elizabeth Dole
Senator
Republican
NC
B.A., Duke University 1958
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Denise Majette
Representative
Democrat
GA
JD., Duke University, Durham, N.C.,1979
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Edward Kaufman
Senator
Democrat
DE
B.S.E., Duke University, 1960
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Ben Quayle
Representative
Republican
AZ
B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1998
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William Cowan
Senator
Democrat
MA
graduated Duke University, A.B., 1991