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Dick Gephardt

American politician

Richard Andrew Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003.

Dick Gephardt
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House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
DeputyDavid Bonior
Nancy Pelosi
Preceded byBob Michel
Succeeded byNancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader
In office
June 6, 1989 – January 3, 1995
DeputyBill Gray
David Bonior
Preceded byTom Foley
Succeeded byDick Armey
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
LeaderTip O'Neill
Preceded byBill Gray
Succeeded byGillis Long
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byLeonor Sullivan
Succeeded byRuss Carnahan
Personal details
Born
Richard Andrew Gephardt

(1941-01-31) January 31, 1941 (age 78)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jane Gephardt
EducationNorthwestern University (BS)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1965–1971
UnitMissouri Air National Guard

He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004. Gephardt was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee in 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.[1]

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