EHLERS, Vernon James

EHLERS, Vernon James
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1934–2017

Biography

EHLERS, Vernon James, a Representative from Michigan; born in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minn., February 6, 1934; educated at home by his parents; attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1952-1956; A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1956; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1960; teaching and scientific research, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 1956-1966; professor of physics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1966-1983; commissioner, Kent County, Mich., 1975-1983; member of the Michigan state house of representatives, 1983-1985; member of the Michigan state senate, 1985-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Paul B. Henry, reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (December 7, 1993-January 3, 2011); chair, Committee on House Administration (One Hundred Ninth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; died on August 15, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ehlers, Vernon. (co-author as member of the Christian Reformed Synodical Task Force on World Hunger). And He Had Compassion on Them: The Christian and World Hunger. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishers, 1978.

___. (co-author as member of the Christian Reformed Synodical Task Force on World Hunger). For My Neighbor's Good: World Hunger and Structural Change. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishers, 1979.

___., with other fellows of the 1977-1978 Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship. Earthkeeping: Christian Stewardship of Natural Resources. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishers, 1980.

___., with Peter DeVos, Calvin DeWitt, Eugene Dykema, and Loren Wilkinson. Earthkeeping in the 90's: Stewardship of Creation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishers, 1991.

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