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congress-terms.csv Fixed 4 congressmen whose 18 entries were incorrectly entered. Dec 3, 2016

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Congress Age

This folder contains the data behind the story Both Republicans And Democrats Have an Age Problem

congress-terms.csv has an entry for every member of congress who served at any point during a particular congress between January 1947 and Februrary 2014.

House membership data is from the @unitedstates project, with Congress meeting numbers added using code from GovTrack:

Senate membership data is mostly from the New York Times Congress API combined with birthdays from @unitedstates. (It does not include the birthday of Sen. Elmer Thomas.)

In addition, we added an incumbent field to each record.