|House Minority Whip|
Assumed office |
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Eric Cantor|
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|Succeeded by||Roy Blunt|
|House Majority Leader|
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||John Boehner|
|Succeeded by||Eric Cantor|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 5th district
Assumed office |
May 19, 1981
|Preceded by||Gladys Spellman|
|Democratic Caucus Chairman of the United States House of Representatives|
June 21, 1989 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||William Grey|
|Succeeded by||Vic Fazio|
|82nd President of the Maryland Senate|
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1978
|Preceded by||William James|
|Succeeded by||James Clark|
Steny Hamilton Hoyer|
June 14, 1939
New York City, New York, United States
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Judith Hoyer (deceased since 1997)|
University of Maryland, College Park|
|Profession||Attorney at law|
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.
He was first elected in a special election on 19 May 1981 and served as the House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Democrats defy Pelosi, elect Hoyer House leader". Reuters. November 16, 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- Alexander Mooney (November 16, 2006). "Hoyer beats out Murtha for majority leader". CNN Political Ticker. CNN.com. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- "Steny Hoyer admitted to hospital, diagnosed with pneumonia". CNN. July 4, 2018.
- "Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer Hospitalized with Pneumonia". The Washington Post. July 4, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
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- Congressman Steny Hoyer official U.S. House site
- Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer official site
- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer AmericPAC