Former Vernon Ehlers
Republican • 9 Terms • Sworn In 1993
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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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H.R. 847: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 847 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation ActNay (with party)December 22, 2010
H.R. 6547: Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 6547 Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators ActNay (against party)December 21, 2010
H.R. 3082: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010
On Motion to Concur in the Senate amendment to House amendment to Senate amendment: H R 3082 Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposesNay (with party)December 21, 2010