|Name||John J. "Joe" Schwarz|
|Address||251 Central Street |
Battle Creek, Michigan 49016, United States
|| November 15, 1937
Aug 20, 2013 11:00am
Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Affirmative Action - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade -
|Info||Senator John J.H. Schwarz, M.D. represented the 24th District of Michigan, including Calhoun, Eaton counties and Delhi Township in Ingham county. He served four terms in the Michigan Senate retiring in January 2003. |
Dr. Schwarz served as the Senate's President Pro Tempore and was also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Subcommittee on General Government. In addition, he was a member of Subcommittees on Capital Outlay and Health Policy.
Prior to serving in the Michigan Senate, Dr. Schwarz was Mayor of Battle Creek from 1985-1987 and a Battle Creek City Commissioner from 1979-1987.
Dr. Schwarz practices medicine and surgery in Battle Creek and is on the active staff of the Battle Creek Health System. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Senator Schwarz has many professional affiliations. He is past president of the Calhoun County Medical Society, and a past trustee of Leila Post Montgomery Hospital in Battle Creek. He serves on the Dean?s Advisory Committee for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and the Alumni Visiting Committee for the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and on the visiting Alumni Committee for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is a trustee of Olivet College. Senator Schwarz is an avid railroad buff and sports fan.
Senator Schwarz received an A.B. in history from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Wayne State University. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology at Harvard. Senator Schwarz also served in the United States Navy in Vietnam and Indonesia.