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Politics & Government

Includes all known countries, including the United States, Canada, Confederate States (1861-1865), Colombia, and Japan. Also see our list of all politicians, from local to national, organized alphabetically.

US PRESIDENT
Coolidge, Calvin (Amherst 1895) - 1923-1928.

US VICE-PRESIDENT
Coolidge, Calvin (Amherst 1895) - 1921-1923.
Fairbanks, Charles Warren (Ohio Wesleyan 1872) - 1905-1909.
Marshall, Thomas Riley (Wabash 1872) - 1913-1921.
Pence, Michael Richard (Hanover 1981) - 2017-

US CABINET
Burleson, Albert Sidney (Texas 1884) - Postmaster-General 1913-1921.
Baker, Newton D. (Johns Hopkins 1892, Washington and Lee 1894) - Mayor 1912-1916, Cleveland Ohio; US Cabinet: Secretary
McNamara, Robert S. (California 1937) - Secretary of Defense 1961-1968.
Civiletti, Benjamin R. (Johns Hopkins 1957) - Attorney General 1979-1981.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
Iacobucci, Frank (British Columbia 1962) - Canadian Supreme Court Justice 1991-2004.
White, Byron R. "Whizzer" (Colorado 1938) - US Supreme Court 1962-1993.

CANADIAN PARLIAMENT
Dorin, Murray W. (Alberta 1976) - 1984-1993, Alberta.
O'Kurley, Brian Alexander (Alberta 1979) - 1988-1993, Alberta.
Owen, Stephen (British Columbia 1970) - 2000-2007, British Columbia.
Prentice, Jim (Alberta 1977) - 2004-2010, Alberta. Also various ministerial positions, 2006-2010.
Thorkelson, Scott Jon (Alberta 1983) - House of Commons 1988-1993, Alberta Canada.

OTHER NATIONAL CONGRESSES/PARLIAMENTS
Brown, William Henry (Kansas 1888) - 1908, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Jenkins, Albert Gallatin (Jefferson 1848) - Representative 1861, Confederate States of America, Virginia.
Pasos, Jose M. (Lafayette 1890) - c. 1917 or 1918, Colombia, South America.
Izquierdo Toledo, Antonio (Lehigh 1919, Ohio State 1922) - Representative 1935-?, Columbia, South America.

US SENATE
Allott, Gordon Llewellyn (Colorado 1927) - 1955-1973, Colorado.
Edmondson, James Howard (Oklahoma 1946) - 1963-1964, Oklahoma.
Fairbanks, Charles Warren (Ohio Wesleyan 1872) - 1897-1905, Indiana.
Huffman, James Wylie (Ohio Wesleyan 1917, Ohio State 1922) - 1945-1946, Ohio.
Kerrey, Joseph Robert "Bob" (Nebraska 1965) - 1989-2001, Nebraska.
Ladd, Edwin Freemont (Maine 1884) - 1921-1925, North Dakota.
Lane, Henry Smith (Wabash initiate) - 1861-1867, Indiana.
Lee, Joshua Bryan (Oklahoma 1917) - 1937-1943, Oklahoma.
Lehman, Herbert Henry (Williams 1899) - 1949-1957, New York.
Monroney, Almer Stillwell (Mike) (Oklahoma 1924) - 1951-1969, Oklahoma.
Patterson, Thomas MacDonald (Wabash 1868) - 1901-1907, Colorado.
Sterling, Thomas (Illinois Wesleyan 1875) - 1913-1925, South Dakota.
Vance, Zebulon Baird (North Carolina 1854) - 1879-1894, North Carolina.
Weicker, Lowell Palmer Jr. (Yale 1953) - 1971-1989, Connecticut.
Wright, George Grover (Indiana initiate) - 1871-1877, Iowa.

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Akin, W. Todd (W.P.I. 1971) - 2001-2013, Missouri.
Andrews, Michael A. (Texas 1967) - 1983-1995, Texas.
Antony, Edwin LeRoy (Georgia 1873) - 1892-1893, Texas.
Badham, Robert E. (Occidental 1951) - 1977-1989, California.
Bell, Alphonzo E., Jr. (Occidental 1938) - 1961-1977, California.
Benner, George Jacob (Gettysburg 1874) - 1897-1899, Pennsylvania.
Botkin, Jeremiah Dunham (DePauw 1876) - 1897-1899, Kansas.
Brand, Charles (Ohio Wesleyan 1894) - 1923-1933, Ohio.
Brown, Foster Vincent (Cumberland 1873) - 1895-1897, Tennessee.
Buchanan, [Joseph] Frank (Pittsburgh 1925) - 1946-1951, Pennsylvania.
Burleson, Albert Sidney (Texas 1884) - 1899-1913, Texas.
Butler, Manley Caldwell (Richmond 1948) - 1972-1983, Virginia.
Clarke, John Davenport (Lafayette 1898) - 1921-1925, 1927-1933, New York.
Darden, Colgate W., Jr. (Virginia 1918) - 1933-1937, 1939-1941, Virginia.
Dellenback, John Richard (Yale 1940) - 1967-1975, Oregon.
Edmondson, Edmond Augustus (Oklahoma 1942) - 1953-1973, Oklahoma.
Emerson, Norvell William (Westminster 1959) - 1981-1996, Missouri.
Enloe, Benjamin Augustine (Cumberland 1873) - 1887-1895, Tennessee.
Erdman, Constantine Jacob (Gettysburg 1865, Muhlenberg 1868) - 1893-1897, Pennsylvania.
Fellows, Frank (Maine 1912) - 1941-1951, Maine.
Ferguson, Phillip Colgan (Kansas 1925) - 1935-1941, Oklahoma.
Fergusson, Harvey Butler (Washington and Lee 1874) - 1897-1899 (territorial delegate), 1912-1915, New Mexico.
Follett, John Fassett (Marietta 1855) - 1883-1885, Ohio.
Frey, Louis P., Jr. (Colgate 1955) - 1969-1979, Florida.
Garret, Thomas A., Jr. (Richmond 1994) - 2017-present, Virginia.
Gilbert De La Matyr (DePauw initiate) - 1879-1881, Indiana.
Gould, Samuel Wadsworth (Maine 1877) - 1911-1913, Maine.
Guthrie, Steven Brett (North Alabama 1986) - 2009-present, Kentucky.
Hall, Homer W. (Illinois Wesleyan 1891) - 1927-1933, Illinois.
Henderson, John Earl (Ohio Wesleyan 1939) - 1955-1961, Ohio.
Hollenbeck, Harold Capistran (Rutgers 1960) - 1977-1983, New Jersey.
Hopkins, James Herron (Washington and Jefferson 1850) - 1875-1877, 1883-1885, Pennsylvania.
Hostettler, John Nathan (Rose-Hulman 1983) - 1995-2006, Indiana.
Hunter, Morton Craig (Indiana initiate) - 1867-1869, 1873-1879, Indiana.
Jenkins, Albert Gallatin (Jefferson 1848) - 1857-1861, Virginia.
Kribbs, George Frederic (Muhlenberg 1873) - 1891-1895, Pennsylvania.
Lane, Henry Smith (Wabash 1867) - 1840-1843, Indiana.
Lee, Joshua Bryan (Oklahoma 1917) - 1935-1937, Oklahoma.
Lesher, John Vandling (Bucknell 1897) - 1913-1921, Pennsylvania.
Lewis, Fred Ewing (Muhlenberg 1886) - 1913-1915, Pennsylvania.
Ludlow, Louis Leon (Indiana 1896) - 1929-1911, Indiana.
Maffett, James Thompson (Washington and Jefferson 1859) - 1887-1889, Pennsylvania.
Mahoney, Timothy E. (West Virginia 1978) - 2007-2008, Florida.
Martin, John Mason (Alabama 1856, Centre 1856) - 1885-1887, Alabama.
Mathias, Robert Bruce (Stanford 1953) - 1967-1975, California.
McClelland, William (Allegheny 1870) - 1871-1873, Pennsylvania.
McSweeney, John (Wooster 1912) - 1923-1929, 1937-1939, 1949-1951, Ohio.
Monroney, Almer Stillwell (Mike) (Oklahoma 1924) - 1939-1951, Oklahoma.
Mouser, Grant Earl, Jr. (Ohio Wesleyan 1917, Ohio State 1918) - 1929-1933, Ohio.
O'Hara, Barratt (Missouri 1905) - 1949-1951 and 1953-1969, Illinois.
Oliver, Samuel Addison (Washington College 1850) - 1875-1879, Iowa.
Patterson, Thomas MacDonald (Wabash 1868) - 1875-1876 (territorial delegate), 1877-1879, Colorado.
Pence, Mike (Hanover 1981) - 2001-2013, Indiana.
Penington, John Brown (Jefferson 1848) - 1887-1891, Delaware.
Polis, Jared (Princeton 1996) - 2009-present, Colorado 
Pritchard, Joel McFee (Washington 1947) - 1958-1985, Washington.
Railsback, Thomas Fisher (Illinois initiate) - 1967-1983, Illinois.
Reams, Henry Frazier (Tennessee 1919) - 1951-1955, Ohio.
Reid, Ogden Rodgers (Yale 1949) - 1963-1975, New York.
Riddle, Haywood Yancey (Union 1854) - 1875-1879, Tennessee.
Robbins, Edward Everett (Washington and Jefferson 1881) - 1897-1899, 1917-1919, Pennsylvania.
Satterfield, Dave Edward, Jr. (Richmond 1917) - 1937-1945, Virginia.
Satterfield, David E., III (Richmond 1943) - 1965-1981, Virginia.
Schrader, Kurt (Cornell 1973) - 2009-present, Oregon.
Seerley, John Joseph (Iowa 1875) - 1891-1893, Iowa.
Shanks, John Peter Cleaver (Indiana initiate) - 1861-1863, 1867-1875, Indiana.
Sheridan, George Augustus (Wabash initiate) - 1873-1875, Louisiana.
Shreve, Milton William (Bucknell 1884, Allegheny 1886) - 1913-1915, 1919-1933, Pennsylvania.
Sterling, John Allen (Illinois Wesleyan 1881) - 1903-1913, 1915-1918, Illinois.
Stockdale, Thomas Ringland (Washington and Jefferson 1856) - 1887-1895, Mississippi.
Thone, Charles (Nebraska 1944) - 1971-1979, Nebraska.
Tracewell, Robert John (Hanover 1874) - 1895-1897, Indiana.
Vance, Zebulon Baird (North Carolina 1854) - 1858-1861, North Carolina.
Weicker, Lowell Palmer Jr. (Yale 1953) - 1969-1971, Connecticut.
White, Compton I., Jr. (Idaho 1942) - 1963-1967, Idaho.
White, Stephen Van Culen (Knox 1854) - 1887-1889, New York.
Wilson, Eugene McLanahan (Jefferson 1852) - 1869-1871, Minnesota.
Wilson, Stanyarne (Washington and Lee 1877) - 1895-1901, South Carolina.
Woods, James Pleasant (Roanoke 1892, Virginia 1893) - 1919-1923, Virginia.
Wyant, Adam Martin (Bucknell 1894) - 1921-1933, Pennsylvania.

AMBASSADORS
Adair, Charles W., Jr. (Wisconsin 1935) - US to Panama 1965-1969, to Uruguay 1969-1972.
Crowe, William J., Jr. (Oklahoma 1946) - US to Great Britain 1994-1997.
Davis, William True, Jr. (Cornell 1941) - US to Switzerland 1963-1965.
Dawson, Thomas C. (Hanover 1883) - US to Santo Domingo 1904-1907, to Colombia 1907, to Chile 1909, to Panama 1910.
Franzheim, Kenneth, II (Yale 1947) - US to New Zealand 1969-1972, to Western Samoa 1971-1972, to Tonga 1972, to Fiji Islands 1972.
Goodloe, William Cassius (Kentucky University 1862) - US to Belgium 1878-1880.
Guthrie, George W. (Western Pennsylvania 1866) - US to Japan 1913-1917.
Hempstone, Smith, Jr. (Sewanee 1950) - US to Kenya 1989-1993.
Howell, Williamson S., Jr. (Texas 1916) - US to Uruguay 1947. [Passed ad astra before taking post.]
Ingersoll, Robert S. (Yale 1937) - US to Japan 1972.
Lacy, William S. B. (Colorado 1932) - US to Korea 1955.
Leguia, Juan (Pennsylvania 1921) - Peru to Spain, sometime before 1924. [also known as Juan Leguia Swayne.]
McKinney, Robert (Oklahoma 1932) - US to Switzerland 1961-1963.
Morris, Leland Burnette (Pennsylvania 1908) - US to Iceland 1942-1944; US to Iran 1944-1945.
Nelson, Thomas Henry (Indiana initiate) - US to Chile 1861-1866, to Mexico 1869-1873.
Nicholson, Meredith (Wabash 1892) - US to Paraguay 1933-1935, to Venezuela 1935, to Nicaragua 1938-1941.
Pindell, Henry M. (DePauw 1884) - US to Russia, declined appointment 1914.
Okabee, Nagemoto (Yale 1882) - Japan to England.
Reid, Ogden Rodgers (Yale 1949) - US to Israel 1959-1961.
Rice, John S. (Gettysburg 1921) - US to the Netherlands 1961-1964.
Shlaudeman, Harry Walter (Stanford 1947) - US to Nicaragua 1990-1992, Brazil 1986-1989, Special to Central America 1984-1986, Argentina 1980-1983, Peru 1977-1980, Venezuela 1975-1976. 
Sprouse, Philip D. (Washington and Lee 1928) - US to Cambodia 1962.
Talbot, Phillips (Illinois 1936) - US to Greece 1965-1969.
Vaughn, Jack (Michigan 1932) - US to Panama 1964-1965, to Colombia 1969.
Veliotes, Nicholas A. (California at Berkeley 1953) - US to Jordan 1978-1981, US to Egypt 1983-1986.
Wallace, Lew (Depauw Initiate) - US to Turkey 1881-1885.
Williams, Gerhard Mennen (Michigan 1936) - US to Philippines 1968-1969.

US STATE GOVERNORS
Atiyeh, Victor G. (Oregon 1945) - 1979-1987, Oregon.
Baldridge, H. Clarence (Illinois Wesleyan 1893) - 1927-1931, Idaho.
Brucker, Wilber M. (Michigan 1916) - 1931-1932, Michigan.
Coolidge, Calvin (Amherst 1895) - 1919-1920, Massachusetts.
Cooper, Job A. (Knox 1867) - 1889-1891, Colorado.
Cosgrove, Samuel Goodlove (Ohio Wesleyan 1873) - 1909, Washington.
Dalton, John M. (Missouri 1922) - 1961-1965, Missouri. 
Daniels, Mitchell Elias, Jr. (Purdue initiate) - 2005-2013, Indiana.
Darden, Colgate W., Jr. (Virginia 1918) - 1942-1946, Virginia.
Easley, Michael F. (North Carolina 1972) - 2001-present, North Carolina 
Ellsworth, Franklin Fowler (Minnesota 1902) - 1915-1921, Minnesota.
Edmondson, James Howard
 (Oklahoma 1946) - 1959-1963, Oklahoma.
Graham, Horace French (CCNY 1882 or 1883) - 1917-1919, Vermont.
Gunter, Julius Caldeen (Washington and Lee 1876, Virginia 1879) - 1917-1919, Colorado.
Hall, David (Oklahoma 1952) - 1971-1975, Oklahoma.
Hall, John H. (Oregon State 1923) - 1947-1949, Oregon.
Haskell, Robert N. (Maine 1924) - January 1959, Maine.
Holcomb, Eric (Hanover 1990) - 2017-present, Indiana.
Kennon, Robert F. (Louisiana State initiate) - 1953-1956, Louisiana.
Kerrey, Joseph Robert "Bob" (Nebraska 1965) - 1983-1987, Nebraska.
Landon, Alfred M. (Kansas 1908) - 1933-1937, Kansas.
Lane, Henry Smith (Wabash initiate) - 1861, Indiana.
Lehman, Herbert Henry (Williams 1899) - 1933-1942, New York.
Marshall, Thomas Riley (Wabash 1872) - 1909-1913, Indiana.
Williams, Gerhard Mennen (Michigan 1936) - 1949-1961, Michigan.
Mixson, J. Wayne (Denison 1947, Florida 1947) - January 1987, Florida.
O'Bannon, Frank L. (Indiana 1952) - 1997-2003, Indiana.
Pence, Mike (Hanover 1981) - 2012-2016, Indiana. 
Robins, Charles Armington (William Jewell 1907) - 1947-1951, Idaho.
Thone, Charles (Nebraska 1944) - 1979-1983, Nebraska.
Vance, Zebulon Baird (North Carolina 1854) - 1862-1865 and 1876-1878, North Carolina.
VanSant, Samuel Rinnah. (Knox 1870) - 1901-1905, Minnesota.
Wallace, Lew (Depauw Initiate) - 1878-1881, New Mexico Territory.
Weicker, Lowell Palmer Jr. (Yale 1953) - 1969-1971, Connecticut.

CANADIAN PROVINCIAL PREMIERS
Hancock, David G. (Alberta 1976) - 2014, Alberta.
Prentice, Jim (Alberta 1977) - 2014-2015, Alberta.

STATE GOVERNORS IN OTHER NATIONS
Izquierdo Toledo, Antonio (Lehigh 1919, Ohio State 1922) - 1947, Cundinamarca, Columbia.

Other Notable Politicians
Bacher, Edward L. (Williams 1911) - Republican National Committee Executive Director.
Berger, Samuel R. (Cornell) National Security Advisor to President Clinton.
Bork, Robert H. (Pittsburgh 1948, Chicago 1948) - US Supreme Court nominee 1987, Acting US Attorney General 1973-1974.
Decker, George H. (Lafayette 1924) - Former Chief of Staff, United States Army.
Fielding, Fred F. (Gettysburg 1961) - White House counsel to President George W. Bush; former White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan; former deputy counsel to President Richard M. Nixon.
Hancock, David G. (Alberta 1976) - Provincial Assembly 1997-2014, Provincial Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Harrison, Moses W. II (Colorado College 1954) - State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Illinois.
Trovillion, Allen (Florida 1949) - Mayor Winter Park Florida 1962-1967, State Representative 1995-2002, Florida.
Williamson, Pliny W. (Columbia 1903) - State Senator 1935-1958, New York.


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