Jim Clyburn

American politician (born 1940)

James Enos Clyburn (/ˈklˌbɜːrn/; born July 21, 1940) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district since 1993. He was the House Majority Whip from 2019 to 2023.[1] He was previously House Majority Whip from 2007 to 2011.

James Clyburn
House Assistant Democratic Leader
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
LeaderHakeem Jeffries
Preceded byKatherine Clark (Assistant Speaker)
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byChris Van Hollen (Assistant to the Leader)
Succeeded byBen Ray Luján (Assistant Speaker)
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2023
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded bySteve Scalise
Succeeded byTom Emmer
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byRoy Blunt
Succeeded byKevin McCarthy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Preceded byRobin Tallon
Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 16, 2006 – January 3, 2007
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byBob Menendez
Succeeded byRahm Emanuel
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 16, 2006
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byBob Menendez
Succeeded byJohn B. Larson
Personal details
James Enos Clyburn

(1940-07-21) July 21, 1940 (age 83)
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Emily England
(m. 1961; died 2019)
Children3, including Mignon and Jennifer
EducationSouth Carolina State University (BA)
WebsiteU.S. House website
Majority Whip website

In 2022, Clyburn announced that he would not run for Democratic House Whip leader and instead successfully ran for House Assistant Democratic Leader.



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