Tip O'Neill

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Tip O'Neill
55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 1977 – January 3, 1987
President Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Carl Albert
Succeeded by Jim Wright
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
Deputy John J. McFall
Preceded by Hale Boggs
Succeeded by Jim Wright
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Leader Hale Boggs
Preceded by Hale Boggs
Succeeded by John J. McFall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Torbert Macdonald
Succeeded by Joseph P. Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by John F. Kennedy
Succeeded by James A. Burke
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1949–1953
Preceded by Frederick Willis
Succeeded by Charles Gibbons
Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1947–1949
Preceded by John E. Flaherty
Succeeded by Charles Gibbons
Personal details
Born Thomas Phillip O'Neill
December 9, 1912(1912-12-09)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died January 5, 1994(1994-01-05) (aged 81)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mildred Anne Miller
Children Thomas
Christopher
Susan
Rosemary
Alma mater Boston College
Religion Roman Catholic

Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994)[1] was an American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member of the House of Representatives, serving for 34 years and representing two congressional districts in Massachusetts.

He served as Speaker of the House from 1977 until his retirement in 1987, making him the only Speaker to serve for five complete consecutive Congresses, and the second longest-serving Speaker in U.S. history after Sam Rayburn.

O'Neill died of cardiac arrest on January 5, 1994.

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