Former Rep. Vernon Ehlers

Republican  •  Michigan 9 Terms  •  Sworn In 1993
Last Term 2009 - 2010 View All


Ehlers was born February 6, 1934 in Pipestone, Minnesota. He attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids from 1952-1956. He earned an A.B. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1956, and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from UC Berkeley in [1960. After six years of teaching and research at UC Berkeley, he moved to Calvin College in 1966 where he taught physics for 16 years and later served as chairman of the Physics Department.

He began his political career in 1974 while still at Calvin, when he was elected to the Kent County board of commissioners. He served four terms, then spent 10 years in the Michigan Michigan Legislature--two years in the state house and eight in the state senate. Read More...

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