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Back to school special: Take the Ticket's quiz on where Pelosi, Boehner, Snowe, etc. went to college

September 8, 2009 |  6:35 pm

Halls of academia

It’s that bittersweet time of year -- when parents see their sons and daughters off to the halls of academia. It’s hard to imagine sometimes, but our seasoned elected officials were once such young -- and presumably eager -- collegiates.

In the spirit of the season, The Ticket offers this little test about officials who have been in the news lately. Match the pol and the institution they attended as an undergraduate. One hint: Two attended the same school. The answers -- along with the individuals' titles -- are on the jump.

The Politicians   

John Boehner  

Eric Cantor   

Tom DeLay   

John Ensign 

George Enzi

Al Franken

Nancy Pelosi

Harry Reid

Bill Richardson  

Kathleen Sebelius  

Olympia J. Snowe  

Henry Waxman

The Institutions

George Washington University


Oregon State University

Trinity Washington University



University of Houston

University of Maine

Utah State University

Washington University

Xavier University

The Answers

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio): Xavier University

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.): George Washington University

Former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas): University of Houston

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.): Oregon State University

Sen. George Enzi (R-Wyo.): Washington University

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.): Harvard

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco): Trinity Washington University

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.): Utah State University

Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.): Tufts

Kathleen Sebelius (secretary of Health and Human Services): Trinity Washington University

Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine): University of Maine

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles): UCLA

-- Steve Padilla

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Photo: Royce Hall at UCLA. Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times