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|House Minority Leader|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Bob Michel|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|House Majority Leader|
June 6, 1989 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Tom Foley|
|Succeeded by||Dick Armey|
|Chair of the House Democratic Caucus|
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Bill Gray|
|Succeeded by||Gillis Long|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd district
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Leonor Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Russ Carnahan|
Richard Andrew Gephardt
January 31, 1941
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Education||Northwestern University (BS)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (JD)
|Branch/service||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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