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Robert H. Michel
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House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1995
Deputy Trent Lott (1981–1989)
Dick Cheney (1989)
Newt Gingrich (1989–1995)
Preceded by John Jacob Rhodes
Succeeded by Dick Gephardt
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
Leader John Jacob Rhodes
Preceded by Leslie C. Arends
Succeeded by Trent Lott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 18th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Harold Himmel Velde
Succeeded by Ray LaHood
Personal details
Born
Robert Henry Michel

(1923-03-02)March 2, 1923
Peoria, Illinois
Died February 17, 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 93)
Arlington, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Corinne Woodruff (1948–2003)
Children Scott, Bruce, Robin, Laurie
Education Bradley University
Profession Politician

Robert Henry "Bob" Michel (pronounced "Michael"; March 2, 1923 – February 17, 2017) was an American Republican Party politician.

He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for 38 years. He represented central Illinois' 18th congressional district, and was the GOP leader in Congress during the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies from 1981 through 1995. He as Minority Leader from 1981 through 1995. He was also Minority Whip for 6 years from 1975 through 1981.

Michel was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He studied in Bradley University. Michel died on February 17, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia from pneumonia, aged 93.

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