Lutherans in 105th Congress

11/27/1996 12:00:00 AM

     CHICAGO (ELCA) -- There will be 23 Lutherans in the 105th
Congress of the United States -- one more than the number of
Lutherans who were in the 104th Congress, according to the
Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Twelve are Democrats; 11 are Republicans.

     The five Lutherans in the U.S. Senate are:

Conrad Burns (R-Mont.),
Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.),
Rod Grams (R-Minn.),
Ernest F. (Fritz) Hollings (D-S.C.), and
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.).

     The 18 Lutherans in the U.S. House of Representatives are:

Douglas K. Bereuter (R-Neb. 1st),
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio 13th),
*Walter Capps (D-Calif. 22nd),
Norman D. Dicks (D-Wash. 6th),
Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio 5th),
*Darlene Hooley (D-Ore. 5th),
*Ron Kind (D-Wis. 3rd),
Tom Latham (R-Iowa 5th),
David Minge (D-Minn. 2nd),
Mark W. Neumann (R-Wis. 1st),
Jim Nussle (R-Iowa 2nd),
Michael Oxley (R-Ohio 4th),
Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn. 7th),
Thomas E. Petri (R-Wis. 6th),
Martin Olav Sabo (D-Minn. 5th),
*John M. Shimkus (R-Ill. 20th),
Floyd D. Spence (R-S.C. 2nd), and
Charles W. Stenholm (D-Texas 17th).

     All are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, except Senators Burns and Grams and Representatives
Bereuter and Shimkus who are members of the Lutheran Church-
Missouri Synod; Representative Neumann is a member of the
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
      *Representatives Capps, Hooley, Kind and Shimkus are new
members of Congress.  Senator Johnson was a member of the House
in the 104th Congress.  Three additional Lutherans served in the
104th Congress:  Senator Paul M. Simon (D-Ill.) and
Representatives Steve Gunderson (R-Wis. 3rd) and Fred Heineman (R-
N.C. 4th).

For information contact:
John Brooks, Director (773) 380-2958 or


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