Earl Thomas Coleman Earl Thomas Coleman, U.S. Congressman, was born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., on May 29, 1943. He attended public schools and received a B.A. from William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo., in 1965 and an M.P.A. from New York University, Wagner School of Public Service, in 1969. He also received a J.D. from Washington University in 1969. He was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1969 and commenced practice in Kansas City. He served as the State assistant attorney general from 1969-1972 and was elected to the State house of representatives, where he served from 1973-1976. He was elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Jerry L. Litton, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 2, 1976-January 3, 1993).
Preceded by: Jerry Litton Congressman for Missouri's 6th 1976 - 1993 Succeeded by: Pat Danner