Thomas Dale DeLay (//; born April 8, 1947) is an American politician. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005.
|House Majority Leader|
January 3, 2003 – September 28, 2005
|Preceded by||Dick Armey|
|Succeeded by||Roy Blunt (Interim)|
|House Majority Whip|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
|Speaker||Newt Gingrich (1995–1999)|
Dennis Hastert (1999–2003)
|Preceded by||David Bonior|
|Succeeded by||Roy Blunt|
|Secretary of the House Republican Conference|
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
|Leader||Robert H. Michel|
|Preceded by||Vin Weber|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Vucanovich|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 22nd district
January 3, 1985 – June 9, 2006
|Preceded by||Ron Paul|
|Succeeded by||Shelley Sekula-Gibbs|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives,|
21st District (Sugar Land)
|Preceded by||Joe A. Hubenak|
|Succeeded by||Mark Stiles|
|Member of the Texas|
House of Representatives,
26th District (Sugar Land)
|Preceded by||Jack R. Hawkins|
|Succeeded by||Jim Tallas|
Thomas Dale DeLay
April 8, 1947
Laredo, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Christine Furrh DeLay|
|Residence||Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Houston|
In 2005, DeLay was indicted on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002. DeLay resigned for a short time from his position as House Majority Leader and later, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He resigned his seat in Congress in June 2006. He was acquitted in September 2013, only for it to be overturned in October 2014.
- "Tom Delay conviction overturned by Texas Court". The Washington Post. September 19, 2013.
- Koppel, Nathan (1 October 2014). "Reversal of Tom DeLay's Conviction Upheld by Texas Court".