Oral history of Joe Schwarz produced by the Michigan Political History Society

July 21, 2016

Former U.S. Congressman Dr. John J.H. “Joe” Schwarz (R-MI), a longtime lecturer in public policy at the Ford School, is featured in a nine-part oral history produced by the Michigan Political History Society.

Other Michigan political leaders featured in this ongoing oral history series include Dennis Archer, former mayor of Detroit; James Blanchard, former Michigan governor; John Dingell, former U.S. Congressman; and Carl Levin, former U.S. Senator. 

In the series, Schwarz discusses his family and childhood in Battle Creek, Michigan; his decision to pursue a career in medicine; his five years of service in Southeast Asia; his Battle Creek political career; his Michigan Senate service; and his work as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

At the Ford School, Schwarz teaches “Congress and State Legislatures: Effective or Outmoded?” (PubPol 422) and “The Legislative Branch: Structure and Current Issues” (PubPol 625).