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Tom DeLay
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House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 2003 – September 28, 2005
Speaker Dennis Hastert
Whip Roy Blunt
Preceded by Dick Armey
Succeeded by Roy Blunt (Interim)
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Speaker Newt Gingrich (1995–1999)
Dennis Hastert (1999–2003)
Preceded by David Bonior
Succeeded by Roy Blunt
Secretary of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Leader Robert H. Michel
Preceded by Vin Weber
Succeeded by Barbara Vucanovich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – June 9, 2006
Preceded by Ron Paul
Succeeded by Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
Member of the Texas House of Representatives,
21st District (Sugar Land)
In office
1979–1983
Preceded by Joe A. Hubenak
Succeeded by Mark Stiles
Member of the Texas
House of Representatives,
26th District (Sugar Land)
In office
1983–1985
Preceded by Jack R. Hawkins
Succeeded by Jim Tallas
Personal details
Born
Thomas Dale DeLay

April 8, 1947 (1947-04-08) (age 73)
Laredo, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Christine Furrh DeLay
Residence Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Houston
Profession Politician

Thomas Dale DeLay (/dəˈl/; born April 8, 1947) is an American politician. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005.

In 2005, DeLay was indicted on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002 by Judge Ronnie Earle. DeLay resigned for a short time from his position as House Majority Leader and later, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He resigned his seat in Congress in June 2006. He was acquitted in September 2013, only for it to be overturned in October 2014.



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