Dick Armey

American politician

Richard Keith Armey (/ˈɑːrmi/; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003).[1]

Dick Armey
Dick Armey, official 105th Congress photo.jpg
Dick Armey in 1997
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
SpeakerNewt Gingrich
Dennis Hastert
WhipTom DeLay
Preceded byDick Gephardt
Succeeded byTom DeLay
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
LeaderBob Michel
Preceded byJerry Lewis
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 26th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byTom Vandergriff
Succeeded byMichael C. Burgess
Personal details
Richard Keith Armey

(1940-07-07) July 7, 1940 (age 82)
Cando, North Dakota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Armey
Alma materJamestown College
University of North Dakota
University of Oklahoma

Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his retirement from Congress, he has worked as a consultant, advisor, and lobbyist.


  1. Guttery, Ben R. (2008). "Biographies". Representing Texas. pp. 16–17. ISBN 9781419678844. Retrieved 2012-12-05.

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