Cool Colleges for Congressmembers

University of Notre Dame

The #18 National university according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2016
Roughly 26 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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Peter Visclosky
Representative
Democrat
IN
J.D., University of Notre Dame School of Law, Notre Dame, Ind., 1973
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Eddie Johnson
Representative
Democrat
TX
nursing certificate, St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1955
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Daniel Lipinski
Representative
Democrat
IL
professor, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 2000-2001
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Joe Donnelly
Senator
Democrat
IN
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1977
J.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1981
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Keith Rothfus
Representative
Republican
PA
J.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1990
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Brendan Boyle
Representative
Democrat
PA
B.A., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1999
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John Ratcliffe
Representative
Republican
TX
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1987
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Samuel Devine
Representative
Republican
OH
University of Notre Dame, LL.B., J.D., 1940
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Gale McGee
Senator
Democrat
WY
professor of American history at Crofton (Nebr.) High School 1936-1937, Kearney (Nebr.) High School 1937-1940, Nebraska Wesleyan University 1940-1943, Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts 1943-1944, University of Notre Dame 1944-1945, University of Chicago 1945-1946, and University of Wyoming 1946-1958
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Jack Miller
Senator
Republican
IA
assistant professor of law, University of Notre Dame College of Law 1948-1949
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Joseph McDade
Representative
Republican
PA
graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953
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John Gilligan
Representative
Democrat
OH
graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1939, the University of Notre Dame in 1943, and the University of Cincinnati in 1947
director, Institute for Public Policy, 1979-1986, and Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1986-1992
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Thomas McGrath
Representative
Democrat
NJ
attended University of Notre Dame in 1944-1945
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Joseph Gaydos
Representative
Democrat
PA
LL.B., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1951
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Romano Mazzoli
Representative
Democrat
KY
B.S., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1954
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John Terry
Representative
Republican
NY
pre-law, University of Notre Dame, 1945
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Herbert Harris
Representative
Democrat
VA
attended Missouri Valley College, Marshall, 1944-1945, and University of Notre Dame, 1945-1946
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Ronald Mottl
Representative
Democrat
OH
B.S., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1956
LL.B., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1957
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Thomas Corcoran
Representative
Republican
IL
B.A., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1961
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David Martin
Representative
Republican
NY
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1966
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Ben Blaz
Representative
Republican
GU
was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1951
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Charles Luken
Representative
Democrat
OH
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1973
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Harris Wofford
Senator
Democrat
PA
associate professor of law, Notre Dame Law School 1959-1960
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Mark Souder
Representative
Republican
IN
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1974
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Michael Ferguson
Representative
Republican
NJ
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.
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Jeffrey Chiesa
Senator
Republican
NJ
graduated University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1987