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Dick Gephardt
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House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Deputy David Bonior
Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Bob Michel
Succeeded by Nancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader
In office
June 6, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Deputy Bill Gray
David Bonior
Preceded by Tom Foley
Succeeded by Dick Armey
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
Leader Tip O'Neill
Preceded by Bill Gray
Succeeded by Gillis Long
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Leonor Sullivan
Succeeded by Russ Carnahan
Personal details
Richard Andrew Gephardt

January 31, 1941 (1941-01-31) (age 80)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Gephardt
Education Northwestern University (BS)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service 1965–1971
Unit Missouri Air National Guard

Richard Andrew Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004. Gephardt was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee in 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

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