John Boehner

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John Boehner
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61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 5, 2011 – October 29, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Nancy Pelosi
Succeeded by Paul Ryan
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Deputy Roy Blunt (2007–2009)
Eric Cantor (2009–2011)
Preceded by Nancy Pelosi
Succeeded by Nancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader
In office
February 2, 2006 – January 3, 2007
Deputy Roy Blunt
Preceded by Roy Blunt (Acting)
Succeeded by Steny Hoyer
Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2006
Preceded by William Goodling
Succeeded by Howard McKeon
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Dick Armey
Succeeded by J.C. Watts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – October 31, 2015
Preceded by Buz Lukens
Succeeded by TBD
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 57th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1990
Preceded by Bill Donham
Succeeded by Scott Nein
Personal details
Born John Andrew Boehner
(1949-11-17) November 17, 1949 (age 68)
Reading, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Deborah Gunlack
Children Lindsay Boehner
Tricia Boehner
Residence West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio
Alma mater Xavier University (B.A.)
Profession Business consultant
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Speaker of the House
Friends of John Boehner Fighting for Freedom. Making a Difference.
John Boehner – 8th District of Ohio
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1968 (8 weeks)

John Andrew Boehner (pronounced /ˈbeɪnər/ BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is an American politician.

Boehner is a member of the Republican Party. He served in the Ohio State House from 1985 to 1990. In 1990, he became a Congressman (a member of the United States House of Representatives. Boehner resigned in early October 2015. He was succeeded by Paul Ryan on October 29, 2015.

Early life[change | change source]

Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio and was one of twelve brothers and sisters. Boehner worked in his family's bar and briefly served in the United States Navy before graduating from Xavier University in 1977. Later, he was a small businessman.

Political career[change | change source]

He has been in politics since 1985. He represents the area north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Boehner served as chair of several important committees before becoming Minority Leader in 2006. While minority leader, Boehner was one of the main people who were critical of President Obama. When the Republicans took back the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, Boehner became Speaker of the House.

In September 2015, Boehner said he would step down as Speaker and that his resignation would be in effect on October 30.[1] His resignation became in effect on October 29 with Paul Ryan succeeding him.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jennifer Steinhauer. "John Boehner, House Speaker, Will Resign From Congress". The New York Times. Retrieved Sept. 25, 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]

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