How many fathers are there in the US Congress?
May 22, 2007 12:37 PM   Subscribe

How many United States Congressmen are parents?

I read recently that 70 out of the 86 women in Congress are mothers. How many men in Congress are fathers?
This information has been surprisingly difficult to Google.
posted by hyperfascinated to Society & Culture (11 answers total)
You could wikipedia everyone.

I know that is not the most efficient way....
posted by Blandanomics at 12:48 PM on May 22, 2007

I think you'd have to do the research yourself (or wait for an obliging MeFite to do it for you). Where'd you read that there are 86 women in Congress? According to wikipedia, there are 74 female Representatives and 16 female Senators.
posted by donajo at 1:00 PM on May 22, 2007

Response by poster: Yeah, I was hoping that I wouldn't have to look everyone up individually, especially considering this is only to satisfy my own curiosity.

donajo, Parade Magazine, of all places.
posted by hyperfascinated at 1:25 PM on May 22, 2007

Here's one less to look up: Dan Lipinski (D-IL) does not have children.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:03 PM on May 22, 2007

And David Price does.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:04 PM on May 22, 2007

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) doesn't. Vic Snyder (D-AR), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) all do.
posted by box at 4:37 PM on May 22, 2007

OK, so I went to the House of Reps site, and decided to help out by doing the 'A's.

Neil Abercrombie appears to have none (; vote smart also mentions none)

Gary Ackerman, yes (and grandkids to boot)

Robert Aderholt has a kid

Todd Akin has a handful of kids

Rodney Alexander, yes

Tom Allen, yes

Jason Altmire, yes

Robert E. Andrews, yes (again, I point out that if I can't find it in their biography, I go to Project Vote Smart)

Michael Accuri, yes.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:36 PM on May 22, 2007

Eh, I figured to go through and only point out the ones who do NOT have children.

In the Bs, only these members of the House do not have children:

Tammy Baldwin (female)

Sandford Bishop has a stepchild that is not mentioned on his official site (take that as ye will)

Dan (David) Boren

Frederick "Rich" Boucher

And let me just say that goddamn, some of those sites were foul.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:05 PM on May 22, 2007

Sorry, it's "Rick", not "Rich", Boucher.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:07 PM on May 22, 2007

"Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) doesn't. "

Dennis has an older daughter, Jackie.
posted by wylde21 at 8:17 PM on May 22, 2007

Holy cow, you're right. Thanks, wylde21.

Marion Berry (D-AR) and Mike Ross (D-AR, again) both have children.
posted by box at 9:47 PM on May 22, 2007

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