Tom DeLay

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Tom DeLay
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House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 2003 – September 28, 2005
SpeakerDennis Hastert
WhipRoy Blunt
Preceded byDick Armey
Succeeded byRoy Blunt (Interim)
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
SpeakerNewt Gingrich (1995–1999)
Dennis Hastert (1999–2003)
Preceded byDavid Bonior
Succeeded byRoy Blunt
Secretary of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
LeaderRobert H. Michel
Preceded byVin Weber
Succeeded byBarbara Vucanovich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – June 9, 2006
Preceded byRon Paul
Succeeded byShelley Sekula-Gibbs
Member of the Texas House of Representatives,
21st District (Sugar Land)
In office
1979–1983
Preceded byJoe A. Hubenak
Succeeded byMark Stiles
Member of the Texas
House of Representatives,
26th District (Sugar Land)
In office
1983–1985
Preceded byJack R. Hawkins
Succeeded byJim Tallas
Personal details
Born
Thomas Dale DeLay

(1947-04-08) April 8, 1947 (age 72)
Laredo, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Christine Furrh DeLay
ResidenceSugar Land, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Houston
ProfessionPolitician

Thomas Dale DeLay (/dəˈl/; born April 8, 1947) is an American politician. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005.

In 2005, DeLay was indicted on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002. DeLay resigned for a short time from his position as House Majority Leader and later, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He resigned his seat in Congress in June 2006. He was acquitted in September 2013,[1] only for it to be overturned in October 2014.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tom Delay conviction overturned by Texas Court". The Washington Post. September 19, 2013.
  2. Koppel, Nathan (1 October 2014). "Reversal of Tom DeLay's Conviction Upheld by Texas Court".

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