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|61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|
January 5, 2011 – October 29, 2015
|Preceded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|Succeeded by||Paul Ryan|
|House Minority Leader|
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Deputy||Roy Blunt (2007–2009)
Eric Cantor (2009–2011)
|Preceded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Pelosi|
|House Majority Leader|
February 2, 2006 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Roy Blunt (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Steny Hoyer|
|Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce|
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2006
|Preceded by||William Goodling|
|Succeeded by||Howard McKeon|
|Chairman of the House Republican Conference|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Dick Armey|
|Succeeded by||J.C. Watts|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
January 3, 1991 – October 31, 2015
|Preceded by||Buz Lukens|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 57th district
January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1990
|Preceded by||Bill Donham|
|Succeeded by||Scott Nein|
John Andrew Boehner
November 17, 1949
Reading, Ohio, U.S.
John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is an American politician.
Boehner is a member of the Republican Party. He served in the Ohio State House from 1985 to 1990. In 1990, he became a Congressman (a member of the United States House of Representatives. Boehner resigned in early October 2015. He was succeeded by Paul Ryan on October 29, 2015.
In September 2016, Squire Patton Boggs, the third-largest lobbying firm in the U.S., announced that Boehner would join their firm. It was also announced that Boehner would become a board member of Reynolds American, the second biggest tobacco firm in the U.S., for an estimated annual salary of $400,000.
Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio, the second of twelve children. He grew up in modest circumstances, having shared one bathroom with his eleven siblings in a two-bedroom house in Cincinnati. He started working at his family's bar at age 8, a business founded by their grandfather in 1938. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life.
He earned his B.A. in business administration from Xavier University in 1977, becoming the first person in his family to attend college, taking seven years as he held several jobs to pay for his education.
Shortly after his graduation in 1977, Boehner accepted a position with Nucite Sales, a small sales business in the packaging and plastics industry. He was steadily promoted and eventually became president of the firm, resigning in 1990 when he was elected to Congress.
He has been in politics since 1985. He represents the area north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Boehner served as chair of several important committees before becoming Minority Leader in 2006. While minority leader, Boehner was one of the main people who were critical of President Obama. When the Republicans took back the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, Boehner became Speaker of the House.
In September 2015, Boehner said he would step down as Speaker and that his resignation would be in effect on October 30. His resignation became in effect on October 29 with Paul Ryan succeeding him.
Boehner and his wife Debbie were married in 1973, and live in the Wetherington section of West Chester Township. They have two daughters, Lindsay and Tricia. In February 2014, Boehner and his wife bought a $835,000 condo in Marco Island, Florida.
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