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.
|House Minority Leader|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Bob Michel|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|House Majority Leader|
June 6, 1989 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Tom Foley|
|Succeeded by||Dick Armey|
|Chair of the House Democratic Caucus|
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Bill Gray|
|Succeeded by||Gillis Long|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Missouri's 3rd district
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Leonor Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Russ Carnahan|
Richard Andrew Gephardt
January 31, 1941
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Education||Northwestern University (BS)|
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1965–1971|
|Unit||Missouri 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.
- GOP Envisions Gephardt as Possible Obama Running Mate. U.S. News & World Report. https://www.usnews.com/articles/news/campaign-2008/2008/07/01/gop-envisions-gephardt-as-possible-obama-running-mate.html. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Richard A. Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis
- Gephardt Appearances on C-SPAN