Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Private Lives of Freshmen (Part III): A summary of Republican Freshmen

Looking at the 82 Republican Freshmen, there are a number of striking characteristics:

The average age is a sprightly 46.

They have an average of 2.7 children already.

Of the 82, 76 are currently married.

Only 4 flawed marital histories have been unearthed:

Ann Marie Buerkle, divorced;
Scott Desjarlais, divorced & remarried;
Bill Johnson, who was presumably divorced from the mother of his eldest three children; and
Michael Grimm, who had a marriage annulled.

The Freshmen Class includes 30 Catholics, 13 Baptists, 6 Presbyterians (at least one of whom is a member of the PCA), 5 Episcopalians, 5 Methodists, and 5 Lutherans (at least two of whom are members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod). 14 others identify simply as "Christians", "Protestants" or "Evangelical Christians". There is one Christian Reformed freshman. Another freshman, Justin Amash is a member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. Finally, of significant interest, the Anglican Church in North America has a congressman in Scott Tipton of Colorado, who is a member of an AMIA congregation.

Only one freshmen claims a non-Christian religion: Raul Labrador of Idaho, who is Mormon.

The oldest freshman is David McKinley of West Virginia, who was born in 1947; the youngest Justin Amash, who is 30.

Bobby Schilling of Illinois has 10 children, while 9 freshmen are childless.


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