Sunday, September 07, 2008

Episcopal Senators and Congressmen

A number of folks have found this blog by Googling such phrases as "Episcopalian Senators" or "Is John McCain Episcopalian?" They find this page because I write a lot about both politics and The Episcopal Church, but I've never had exactly what they were looking for - until now. To help those Googlers, here is a list of Episcopalian Members of Congress, courtesy the Episcopal Public Policy Network. The original EPPN page also has their contact information.

Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
John Warner (R-VA)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Robert Aderholt (R-AL 4)
Robert Andrews (D-NJ 1)
Judy Biggert (R-IL 13)
Jo Bonner (R-AL 1)
Charles Boustany (R-LA 7)
Michael Burgess (R-TX 26)
Jim Cooper (D-TN 5)
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL 4)
Barbara Cubin (R -WY AL)
Sam Farr (D-CA 17)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ 11)
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5)
Jack Kingston (R-GA 1)
John Kuhl (R-NY 29)
Jim McDermott (D-WA 7)
John Mica (R-FL 7)
Brad Miller (D-NC 13)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Todd Russell Platts (R-PA 19)
Adam Putnam (R-FL 12)
Ralph Regula (R-OH 16)
Dennis Rehberg (R-MT AL)
Peter Roskam (R-IL 6)
Robert Scott (D-VA 3)
James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5)
John Shadegg (R-AZ 3)
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY 28)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD 8)
Greg Walden (R-OR 2)
Don Young (R-AK AL)

This list will undoubtedly change come January - on the Senate side alone, Warner and Hagel are retiring and Stevens will almost assuredly lose his reelection bid - and you can check back with EPPN for the new list.


Dogwalkmusings said...

I thought John McCain became a Baptist when it was politically expedient to do so!

Nathan Empsall said...

He was raised Episcopalian. I don't know when he last attended an Episcopal church or was a member of one, though. I seem to recall hearing that he attends Baptist churches because Cindy is Baptist, but that he isn't actually a member. Regardless, I just copied this list off EPPN's website. Who knows if he'll still be on it in the 111th Congress. I should have thought to ask when I still worked there.

Nathan Empsall said...

I guess there's this.,2933,296973,00.html

If he's still on the list when they update it in January, I'll shoot them an email.

Bill Grote said...

Episcopal is an adjective. Episcopalian is a noun.

When I copy and paste lines from your blog, they're too light to read, print, or email. Please email instructions on how to make readable copies of lines in your blog to Thanks.

Nathan Empsall said...

Thanks, Bill. Use of the two words can get a bit squirrely; all I know is that I get ticked off when people refer to "the Episcopals."

I posted a follow-up comment to your query when you posted it on the blog's first entry. I'll email it to you as well.

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