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Vernon James Ehlers Edit Profile

also known as Vern Ehlers

United States Representative from Michigan

Vernon James Ehlers, American Congressman. North Atlantic Treaty Organization Research fellow U. Heidelberg, Germany, 1961-1962, Science Faculty fellow National Science Foundation, Joint Institutions for Laboratory Astrophysics, U. Colorado 1971-1972, fellow Calvin College Center for Christian Scholar, 1977-1978.


Ehlers, Vernon James was born on February 6, 1934 in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States.


Student, Calvin College. Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University California, Berkeley, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University California, Berkeley, 1960.


Teaching assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1956-1957; research assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1957-1960; lecturer in physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1966; professor physics, Calvin College, 1966-1983; member, Michigan State House of Representatives, 1983-1985; member, Michigan State Senate, 1985-1994; president pro tem, Michigan State Senate, 1991-1994; member, 103d-106th Congress from 3d Michigan District, since 1994. Member Governor Milliken's Task Force on Environmental Problems, 1977, Kent County Republican Executive Committee, Kent County Board Commissioners, 1975-1983, chairman, 1979-1982,Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission, 1982. Assistant floor leader Mich.State House of Representatives, 1983-1985, congressional committee, member transportation and infrastructure committee, science committee, education and workforce committee, house administration committee.

President protem Michigan State Senate, 1991-1994.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, American Association Physical Teachers, Michigan Association Environmental Professionals.


Married Johanna Meulink, 1958. Children: Heidi, Brian, Marla, Todd.

Johanna Meulink

Brian Ehlers

Todd Ehlers

Marla Ehlers

Heidi Ehlers