Ehlers, Advocate for Science, to Retire From Congress

February 11, 2010

U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), a former physics professor who championed academic research and especially science education during eight terms in Congress, announced Wednesday that he would resign when his current term ends this year. Ehlers taught physics at the University of California at Berkeley and Michigan's Calvin College for more than 20 years before entering Congress in 1993. He has served on the House science and education committees during much of his tenure, and heads the STEMEd Caucus.

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