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also known as John J.H. Schwarz

Congressman , physician

Joe Schwarz, American former congressman, physician.


Schwarz, Joe was born on November 15, 1937 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of Frank William and Helen Veronica (Brennan) Schwarz.


Bachelor in History, University Michigan, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, 1964.


Operative Central Intelligence Agency, 1968—1970. Physician, surgeon Battle Creek, Michigan, since 1974. Commissioner City of Battle Creek, 1979—1985, mayor, 1985-1987.

Member Michigan State Senate from 24th district, Lansing, 1987—2002, president pro tempore, 1993—2002. Member United States Congress from 7th Michigan district, 2005—2007, member committee agriculture, committee armed services, committee science. Chairman, board director Alumni Association, University Michigan, 2005—2007.

Lecturer Ford School Public Policy, University Michigan. Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1965-1967, Vietnam.


Trustee Leila Y. Post Montgomery Hospital (now Battle Creek Health Systems), Michigan, 1980-1982, Olivet College, since 1991, Wayland Academy, 1992-1996, Library. Michigan, 1994-2003; trustee, treasurer American Legacy Found. Board directors Artrain, Ann Arbor, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Kellogg Community College Foundation, University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, Wayne State University Foundation.

Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member American Medical Association, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, Calhoun County Michigan Medical Society (president 1971), Mich Otolaryngological Society, Mich State Medical Society, Society Medical Consultants to Armed Forces, University Michigan Club of Battle Creek.


Married Anne Louise Ennis, January 16, 1971 (deceased February 1990). 1 child, Brennan Louise.

Frank William Schwarz

Helen Veronica (Brennan) Schwarz

Anne Louise Ennis

Brennan Louise Schwarz