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Encyclopedia > Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives

The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). The Majority Leader works with the Speaker of the House and the Majority Whip to coordinate ideas and supporting votes for legislation. The office of Majority Leader was created in 1899 by Speaker David B. Henderson who saw a need for a party leader on the House floor separate from the Speaker himself. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... David Bremner Henderson (March 14, 1840–February 25, 1906) was a prominent U.S. politician of the 1890s and 1900s. ...


List of Majority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives:

Dates Congresses Name Party State
1899-1911 56th-61st Sereno E. Payne Republican New York
1911-1915 62nd-63rd Oscar W. Underwood Democratic Alabama
1915-1919 64th-65th Claude Kitchin Democratic North Carolina
1919-1923 66th-67th Frank W. Mondell Republican Wyoming
1923-1925 68th Nicholas Longworth Republican Ohio
1925-1931 69th-71st John Q. Tilson Republican Connecticut
1931-1933 72nd Henry T. Rainey Democratic Illinois
1933-1935 73rd Joseph W. Byrns Democratic Tennessee
1935-1937 74th William B. Bankhead Democratic Alabama
1937-1940 75th-76th Samuel T. Rayburn Democratic Texas
1940-1947 77th-79th John W. McCormack Democratic Massachusetts
1947-1949 80th Charles A. Halleck Republican Indiana
1949-1953 81st-82nd John W. McCormack Democratic Massachusetts
1953-1955 83rd Charles A. Halleck Republican Indiana
1955-1961 84th-87th John W. McCormack Democratic Massachusetts
1961-1971 87th-91st Carl B. Albert Democratic Oklahoma
1971-1972 92nd Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. Democratic Louisiana
1972-1977 93rd-94th Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Democratic Massachusetts
1977-1987 95th-99th James C. Wright Democratic Texas
1987-1989 100th Thomas S. Foley Democratic Washington
1989-1995 101st-103rd Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt Democratic Missouri
1995-2003 104th-107th Richard K. "Dick" Armey Republican Texas
2003-2005 108th-109th Thomas D. DeLay Republican Texas
2005- 109th-present Roy D. Blunt (acting) Republican Missouri

Sereno E. Payne (June 26, 1843 – December 10, 1914) was a New York politician. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Claude Kitchin(1869 - 1923) He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina in 1869 and William Walton Kitchin was his brother. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... Franklin Wheeler Mondell (1860 - 1939) was a representative of Wyoming born in St. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 450 km 580 km 0. ... Cover of Time Magazine (March 9, 1925) Nicholas Longworth (November 5, 1869-April 9, 1931) was a prominent American politician in the Republican Party during the first third of the 20th century. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... John Quillin Tilson (April 5, 1866-August 14, 1958) was born in Clearbranch, Tennessee on April 5, 1866. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... Henry Thomas Rainey (August 20, 1860–August 19, 1934) was a prominent U.S. politician during the first third of the 20th century. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Joseph Wellington Jo Byrns, Sr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Official languages English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 2. ... Categories: People stubs | 1874 births | 1940 deaths | Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (6 January 1882–16 November 1961) was a United States politician from Texas. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... Charles A. Halleck (August 22, 1900 – March 3, 1986) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from the second district of Indiana. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... Charles A. Halleck (August 22, 1900 – March 3, 1986) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from the second district of Indiana. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... Carl Bert Albert (May 10, 1908 - February 4, 2000) was a lawyer and American politician from Oklahoma. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to... Thomas Philip ONeill, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... James Claude Wright, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None. ... For others named Thomas Foley, see that page. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... Richard Andrew Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) is a prominent American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Missouri from January 3, 1977, until January 3, 2005. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... Dick Armey Richard Keith Dick Armey (born July 7, 1940 in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas 26th Congressional District (1985-2003) and House Majority Leader (1995-2003). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947 in Laredo, Texas) is an American politician from Sugar Land, Texas and a prominent Republican. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) None. ... U.S. Representative Roy Blunt This article is about the Congressman. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ...

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