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List of United States politicians with divinity degrees

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This is a list of notable United States politicians who possess a divinity degree or who have trained in ministry.

Federal government[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Current senators and senators-elect[edit]

Name Party State Term Denomination Institution Year Notes
Chris Coons Democrat Delaware 2017– Presbyterian Yale Divinity School 1992 [1]

Former senators[edit]

Name Party State Term Denomination Institution Year Notes
John Danforth Republican Missouri 1976-1995 Episcopalian Yale Divinity School 1963
Gary Hart Democratic Colorado 1975-1987 Nazarene Yale Divinity School 1961
George McGovern Democratic South Dakota 1963-1981 Wesleyan Methodist Church Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary

Current Representatives[edit]

Name Party District Term Denomination Institution Year Notes
Jody Hice Republican GA-10 2015- Baptist Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ?

Local government[edit]

Current Mayors[edit]

Name Party City Term Denomination Institution Year Notes
John Cranley Democratic Cincinnati, Ohio 2013- ? Harvard Divinity School ?
Joe Hogsett Democratic Indianapolis, IN 2016- ? Christian Theological Seminary ? [2]

References[edit]

  1. "Why I went to seminary: A senator's theological education". The Christian Century. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  2. Wilkinson, Howard. "A Closer Look At John Cranley". www.wvxu.org. Retrieved 2020-04-22.


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