Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 – Present

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 – Present – http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Who was a Senator from California in the 1890s?
  • Has a Representative from California ever been Speaker of the House?
  • Who could I feature from the Anti-Monopolist party?

Description:

Searchable by last name, first name, position (Representative, Senator, Delegate, Vice President, President, Resident Commissioner, Continental Congress, Speaker of the House), state, party (many parties), year or congress. Records are approximately one paragraph long and cover education, professional career and Congressional service.

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