Steny Hoyer

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Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer, official photo as Whip.jpg
House Majority Leader
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
SpeakerNancy Pelosi
Preceded byKevin McCarthy
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
SpeakerNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJohn Boehner
Succeeded byEric Cantor
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byEric Cantor
Succeeded bySteve Scalise
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byNancy Pelosi
Succeeded byRoy Blunt
Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
June 21, 1989 – January 3, 1995
LeaderTom Foley
Preceded byWilliam Grey
Succeeded byVic Fazio
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 1989 – June 21, 1989
LeaderJim Wright
Preceded byMary Rose Oakar
Succeeded byVic Fazio
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th district
Assumed office
May 19, 1981
Preceded byGladys Spellman
82nd President of the Maryland Senate
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1978
Preceded byWilliam S. James
Succeeded byJames A. Clark Jr.
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1978
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMike Donovan
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 4C district
In office
January 1967 – January 1975
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Steny Hamilton Hoyer

(1939-06-14) June 14, 1939 (age 83)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Judith Hoyer
(m. 1972; died 1997)
ResidenceMechanicsville, Maryland, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website
Party website

Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is an American politician. Hoyer is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district, serving since 1981. The district includes a large area of rural and suburban territory southeast of Washington, D.C.. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Hoyer is the House Majority Leader since January 3, 2019.

He was first elected in a special election on May 19, 1981 and served as the House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011.[1][2] He had previously served as House Minority Whip from 2003 to 2007, and was reelected to that post in 2011. These positions make him the second-ranking figure in the House Democratic Leadership hierarchy.

Hoyer was born on June 14, 1939 in New York City, New York. He is of Danish descent. Hoyer studied at University of Maryland, College Park and at Georgetown University. He was married to Judith Hoyer until her death in 1997. They had three children.

In July 2018, Hoyer was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital for pneumonia.[3][4] In February 2022, he tested positive for COVID-19.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Democrats defy Pelosi, elect Hoyer House leader". Reuters. November 16, 2006. Archived from the original on March 20, 2007. Retrieved November 16, 2006.
  2. Alexander Mooney (November 16, 2006). "Hoyer beats out Murtha for majority leader". CNN Political Ticker. Retrieved November 16, 2006.
  3. "Steny Hoyer admitted to hospital, diagnosed with pneumonia". CNN. July 4, 2018.
  4. "Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer Hospitalized with Pneumonia". The Washington Post. July 4, 2018.
  5. "House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tests positive for Covid-19". CNN. February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 2, 2022.

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