Congressional Ph.D. Dissertations Available from UMI

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The top two leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives have more in common than their Republican party affiliation. Like 12 other members of the 104th Congress, Speaker Newt Gingrich and Majority Leader Richard Armey are Ph.D.s.

The 14 congressional Ph.D.s earned their degrees chiefly in economics, history, and political science. The doctoral dissertations of 11 of them are available from UMI in full text:

Rep. Richard Armey, Texas (R) Economic Externalities and the Theories of Balanced and Unbalanced Growth Economics, University of Oklahoma, 1969 Order No. AAD69-08592

Rep. Glen Browder, Alabama (D) Party Activists in a Suburban Southern Community: A Case Study of DeKalb County, Georgia Political Science, Emory University, 1971 Order No. AAD72-03019

Rep. Phillip Crane, Illinois (R) Governor Jo Wright: Hoosier Conservative History, Indiana University, 1963 Order No. AAD64-00457

Rep. Robert Filner, California (D) Science and Politics in England, 1930-1945 History, Cornell University, 1973 Order No. AAD74-06380

Rep. Newt Gingrich, Georgia (R) Belgian Education Policy in the Congo, 1945-1960 History, Tulane University, 1971 Order No. AAD72-03881

Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas (R) Constant Taste and the Theory of Demand Economics, University of Georgia, 1967 Order No. AAD68-05046

Rep. Stephen Horn, California (R) The Cabinet in Congress Political Science, Stanford University, 1958 Order No. …