Lewis Diuguid

July 22, 2014 10:13 AM

Veterans’ ranks in Congress shows decline

The nation’s many wars afterward and the continuing draft caused the percentage of veterans in Congress to steadily increase to a high in 1971 of nearly 80 percent in the Senate and close to 75 percent in the House. But since then the numbers have continued to decline.

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