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List of freshman class members of the 110th United States Congress

The 110th United States Congress began on January 4, 2007. There were 10 new senators and 54 new representatives. The representatives comprise a diverse group reflecting the multiculturalism of the U.S. One representative graduated with a high school class of 25; another is said to have a net worth of $50 million. Backgrounds include teachers, musicians, authors, engineers, a vice admiral, and a professional football player. Religions include Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam (none claim to be atheist or agnostic). When taking office, ages ranged from 33 to 66, placing the class mostly in the baby boomer and generation X categories.


New members at the beginning of the 110th Congress

These senators and representatives have served since the beginning of the Congress on January 4, 2007


See also: List of current United States Senators and 110th United States Congress age and generation
State Senator Party Prior background Religion Birth year MarylandBen CardinDemocraticU.S. House of Representatives Jewish 1943 MinnesotaAmy KlobucharDemocraticHennepin CountyAttorney Congregationalist 1960 MissouriClaire McCaskillDemocraticState Auditor Roman Catholic 1953 MontanaJon TesterDemocraticState Senate President Church of God 1956 OhioSherrod BrownDemocraticU.S. House of Representatives Lutheran 1952 PennsylvaniaBob Casey, Jr.DemocraticState Treasurer Roman Catholic 1960 Rhode IslandSheldon WhitehouseDemocraticState Attorney General Episcopalian 1955 TennesseeBob CorkerRepublicanMayor of ChattanoogaPresbyterian 1952 VermontBernie SandersIndependentU.S. House of Representatives Jewish 1941 VirginiaJim WebbDemocraticSecretary of the Navy Protestant 1946

House of Representatives

See also: List of current members of the United States House of Representatives
District Representative Prior background Religion Birth year Arizona 5Harry MitchellMayor of TempeRoman Catholic 1940 Arizona 8Gabrielle GiffordsState Senator Jewish 1970 California 11Jerry McNerneyEngineer Roman Catholic 1951 California 22Kevin McCarthyState Assemblyman Baptist 1965 Colorado 5Doug LambornState Senator Protestant 1954 Colorado 7Ed PerlmutterState Senator Evangelical Christian 1953 Connecticut 2Joe CourtneyState Representative Roman Catholic 1953 Connecticut 5Chris MurphyState Senator Protestant 1973 Florida 9Gus BilirakisState Representative Greek Orthodox 1963 Florida 11Kathy CastorHillsborough CountyCommissioner Presbyterian 1966 Florida 13Vern BuchananBusiness owner Baptist 1951 Florida 16Tim MahoneyCOOof vFinanceMethodist 1956 Florida 22Ron KleinState Senator Jewish 1957 Georgia 4Hank JohnsonCounty Commissioner Buddhist 1954 Hawaii 2Mazie HironoLieutenant Governor Buddhist 1947 Idaho 1Bill SaliState Representative Evangelical Christian 1954 Illinois 6Peter RoskamState Senator Anglican 1961 Illinois 17Phil HareUnion President Roman Catholic 1949 Indiana 2Joe DonnellyLawyer Roman Catholic 1955 Indiana 8Brad EllsworthVanderburgh CountySheriff Roman Catholic 1958 Indiana 9Baron Hillformer U.S. Representative Church of Christ 1953 Iowa 1Bruce BraleyLawyer Presbyterian 1957 Iowa 2David LoebsackPolitical Science Professor Methodist 1952 Kansas 2Nancy BoydaChemist Methodist 1955 Kentucky 3John YarmuthPublisher Jewish 1947 Maryland 3John SarbanesLawyer Greek Orthodox 1962 Michigan 7Tim WalbergState Representative Protestant 1951 Minnesota 1Tim WalzTeacher Lutheran (raised Catholic) 1964 Minnesota 5Keith EllisonState Representative Sunni Muslim 1963 Minnesota 6Michele BachmannState Senator Evangelical Lutheran 1956 Nebraska 3Adrian M. SmithState Legislator Evangelical Christian 1970 Nevada 2Dean HellerSecretary of State Mormon 1960 New Hampshire 1Carol Shea-PorterSocial Worker Roman Catholic 1954 New Hampshire 2Paul HodesAssistant State Attorney General Jewish 1951 New York 11Yvette D. ClarkeNew York City Councilmember African Methodist Episcopal 1964 New York 19John HallMusician Roman Catholic 1948 New York 20Kirsten GillibrandLawyer Roman Catholic 1966 New York 24Michael ArcuriOneida CountyDistrict Attorney Roman Catholic 1959 North Carolina 11Heath ShulerReal estate professional
and former NFLplayer Baptist 1971 Ohio 4Jim JordanState Senator Evangelical Christian 1964 Ohio 6Charlie WilsonState Senator Roman Catholic 1943 Ohio 13Betty SuttonState Representative United Methodist 1963 Ohio 18Zack SpaceCity Law Director Greek Orthodox 1961 Oklahoma 5Mary FallinLieutenant Governor Protestant 1954 Pennsylvania 4Jason AltmireLegislative assistant Roman Catholic 1968 Pennsylvania 7Joe SestakNavy vice admiral Roman Catholic 1951 Pennsylvania 8Patrick MurphyProfessor Roman Catholic 1973 Pennsylvania 10Chris CarneyAssociate Professor Roman Catholic 1959 Tennessee 1David DavisState Representative Baptist 1959 Tennessee 9Steve CohenState Senator Jewish 1949 Texas 22Nick Lampsonformer U.S. Representative Roman Catholic 1945 Texas 23Ciro Rodriguezformer U.S. Representative Roman Catholic 1946 Vermont At-LargePeter WelchState Senator Roman Catholic 1947 Wisconsin 8Steve KagenMedical Doctor Jewish 1949

New members who joined during the 110th Congress

These members joined after the Congress had started due to the death or resignation of their predecessor.


State Senator Prior background Religion Birth Year Assumed office Notes WyomingJohn BarrassoPhysician Presbyterian1952 June 25, 2007Replaced Craig Thomas, who died June 4, 2007MississippiRoger WickerU.S. Representative Southern Baptist1951 December 31, 2007Replaced Trent Lott, who resigned December 18, 2007

House of Representatives

District Representative Prior background Religion Birth year Assumed office Notes Georgia 10Paul BrounPhysician Baptist1946 July 25, 2007Replaced Charlie Norwood(R), who died February 13, 2007. California 37Laura RichardsonState AssemblywomanMethodist1962 September 4, 2007Replaced Juanita Millender-McDonald(D), who died April 22, 2007. Massachusetts 5Niki TsongasLawyer: Dean of External Affairs at Middlesex Community CollegeGreek Orthodox1946 October 18, 2007Replaced Marty Meehan(D), who resigned July 1, 2007. Ohio 5Bob LattaLawyer Roman Catholic1956 December 13, 2007Replaced Paul Gillmor(R), who died September 5, 2007. Virginia 1Rob WittmanState DelegateEpiscopalian1959 December 13, 2007Replaced Jo Ann Davis(R), who died October 6, 2007. Illinois 14Bill FosterBusinessman, Physicist 1955 March 11, 2008Replaced Dennis Hastert(R), who resigned November 26, 2007. Indiana 7André CarsonIndianapolis City-County Councilmember Muslim1974 March 13, 2008Replaced Julia Carson(D), who died December 15, 2007. California 12Jackie SpeierState Senator1950 April 10, 2008Replaced Tom Lantos(D), who died February 11, 2008. Louisiana 6Don CazayouxState RepresentativeRoman Catholic1964 May 6, 2008Replaced Richard Baker(R), who resigned February 2, 2008. Louisiana 1Steve ScaliseState SenatorRoman Catholic1965 May 7, 2008Replaced Bobby Jindal(R), who resigned January 14, 2008. Mississippi 1Travis ChildersPrentiss CountyChancery Court Clerk Baptist1958 May 20, 2008Replaced Roger Wicker(R), who resigned December 31, 2007.


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