Capital Countdown

By: Garrett M. Graff

The Almanac of American Politics, published bianually by National Journal, is a compendium of just about every bit of information a political junkie could learn; the new 2007 edition runs almost 2,000 pages.

Some of the surprises in the book include how many members of Congress have degrees from area colleges and universities.

20 - Georgetown University

13 - George Washington University

7 - University of Maryland

5 - American University

3 - Catholic University

2 - Howard University

1 - Trinity

This article can be found in the December 2007 issue of The Washingtonian.