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Robert H. Michel

U.S. congressman from Illinois

Robert Henry "Bob" Michel (pronounced "Michael"; March 2, 1923 – February 17, 2017) was an American Republican Party politician.[1]

Robert H. Michel
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House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1995
DeputyTrent Lott (1981–1989)
Dick Cheney (1989)
Newt Gingrich (1989–1995)
Preceded byJohn Jacob Rhodes
Succeeded byDick Gephardt
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
LeaderJohn Jacob Rhodes
Preceded byLeslie C. Arends
Succeeded byTrent Lott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 18th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byHarold Himmel Velde
Succeeded byRay LaHood
Personal details
Born
Robert Henry Michel

(1923-03-02)March 2, 1923
Peoria, Illinois
DiedFebruary 17, 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 93)
Arlington, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Corinne Woodruff (1948–2003)
ChildrenScott, Bruce, Robin, Laurie
EducationBradley University
ProfessionPolitician

He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for 38 years. He represented central Illinois' 18th congressional district, and was the GOP leader in Congress during the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies from 1981 through 1995. He as Minority Leader from 1981 through 1995. He was also Minority Whip for 6 years from 1975 through 1981.

Michel was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He studied in Bradley University. Michel died on February 17, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia from pneumonia, aged 93.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Timeline, Highlights in the Career of Robert H. Michel". The Dirksen Congressional Center. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  2. "Robert Michel, longest-serving minority leader in U.S. House, dies at 93". Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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