John Boehner

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John Boehner
Official portrait, 2009
61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 5, 2011 – October 29, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byNancy Pelosi
Succeeded byPaul Ryan
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
DeputyRoy Blunt (2007–2009)
Eric Cantor (2009–2011)
Preceded byNancy Pelosi
Succeeded byNancy Pelosi
Leader of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2007 – October 29, 2015
Preceded byDennis Hastert
Succeeded byPaul Ryan
House Majority Leader
In office
February 2, 2006 – January 3, 2007
DeputyRoy Blunt
Preceded byRoy Blunt (Acting)
Succeeded bySteny Hoyer
Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2006
Preceded byWilliam Goodling
Succeeded byHoward McKeon
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byDick Armey
Succeeded byJ.C. Watts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – October 31, 2015
Preceded byBuz Lukens
Succeeded byWarren Davidson
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 57th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1990
Preceded byBill Donham
Succeeded byScott Nein
Personal details
John Andrew Boehner

(1949-11-17) November 17, 1949 (age 74)
Reading, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Deborah Gunlack
ChildrenLindsay Boehner
Tricia Boehner
ResidenceWest Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio
Alma materXavier University (B.A.)
ProfessionBusiness consultant
WebsiteSpeaker of the House
Friends of John Boehner Fighting for Freedom. Making a Difference.
John Boehner – 8th District of Ohio
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1968 (8 weeks)

John Andrew Boehner (pronounced /ˈbeɪnər/ BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is an American politician. Between 2011 and 2015, he was the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.[1]

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 as Speaker 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.[2] His resignation became in effect on October 29 with Paul Ryan succeeding him.

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Boehner heads for the exits". Politico. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  2. Jennifer Steinhauer. "John Boehner, House Speaker, Will Resign From Congress". The New York Times. Retrieved Sep 25, 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to John Boehner at Wikimedia Commons