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{{Biographical Directory of Congress}} (and its shorter redirect {{CongBio}}) displays an external link to a specified article at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website (bioguide.congress.gov).

Usage

In the following, {{Biographical Directory of Congress can be used instead of {{CongBio.

Unnamed parameters

  • {{CongBio|ID}}
  • {{CongBio|ID|NAME}}

Named parameters

  • {{CongBio|id=ID}}
  • {{CongBio|id=ID|name=NAME}}
  • {{CongBio|id=ID|name=NAME|date=DATE}}
  • {{CongBio|id=ID|name=NAME|date=DATE|inline=YES}}
  • {{CongBio|id=ID|name=NAME|date=DATE|findagrave=GRID}}

There are some other additional parameters that carry default values:

author=author — defaults to United States Congress, but it can be overwritten
mode  =mode   — defaults to cs1 but can be set to cs2 (see WP:CS1)
ref   =ref    — for use with the {{harv}} templates for inline citations 
                    defaults to:{{harv|United States Congress|ID}}
                    If the author is set to something other than United States Congress
                    then it is also changed here. The ref parameter can be assigned another
                    value including none to unset the parameter.
accessdate=date — the usual name for the "Retrieved" parameter

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Biographical Directory of Congress

This template displays an external link to a specified article at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website (bioguide.congress.gov).

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
ID 1id

ID portion of the URL. Example: C000482 is the ID portion of http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000482

Default
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Name 2name

Name of subject. If not given it defaults to the Wikipedia article name, without any disambiguation such as (politician).

Default
{{PAGENAME}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Access date accessdatedate

Date the web page was accessed/retrieved.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Date optional
Author author

Value assigned to the "author" parameter of the {{cite web}} template.

Default
United States Congress
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Ref ref

Value assigned to the "ref" parameter of the {{cite web}} template.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Mode mode

Value assigned to the "mode" parameter of the {{cite web}} template.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
No ID noid

If this parameter is assigned a value (yes, 1, or anything) then the "id" parameter will not be displayed in parentheses after the "name" parameter.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Inline inline

If this parameter is assigned a value (yes, 1, or anything) then the leading asterisk/bullet is not displayed.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Findagrave findagrave

If this parameter is assigned a value, then the template will display an external link to the associated page at the Find a Grave website.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

Examples

In the following, {{Biographical Directory of Congress can be used instead of {{CongBio.

These examples all link to Henry Clay's biography, which is located at:

Unnamed parameters

Usage:

{{CongBio | C000482 | Henry Clay }}

Output:

Named parameters

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay }}

Output:

Access date

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |accessdate= January 26, 2010 }}

Output:

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |date= January 26, 2010 }}

Output:

Author

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |author= }}

Output:

No ID

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |noid= y }}

Output:

Inline

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |inline= yes }}

Output:

United States Congress. "Henry Clay (id: C000482)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 

Findagrave

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |findagrave= 203 }}

Output:

Findagrave and access date

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |findagrave= 203 |date= January 26, 2010 }}

Output:

Usage:

{{CongBio |id= C000482 |name= Henry Clay |findagrave= 203 |accessdate= January 26, 2010 }}

Output:

See also