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Dick Armey
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Dick Armey in 1997
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Dennis Hastert
Whip Tom DeLay
Preceded by Dick Gephardt
Succeeded by Tom DeLay
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Leader Bob Michel
Preceded by Jerry Lewis
Succeeded by John Boehner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 26th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Tom Vandergriff
Succeeded by Michael C. Burgess
Personal details
Born
Richard Keith Armey

July 7, 1940 (1940-07-07) (age 80)
Cando, North Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Armey
Children 5
Alma mater Jamestown College
University of North Dakota
University of Oklahoma
Profession Economist

Richard Keith Armey (/ˈɑːrmi/; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003).

Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his retirement from Congress, he has worked as a consultant, advisor, and lobbyist.


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