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John Boehner

John Boehner
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 17, 1949(age 67)
Place of birthReading, Ohio, U.S.
Birth nameJohn Andrew Boehner
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseDeborah Gunlack (1973 present)
ChildrenLindsay Boehner
Tricia Boehner
ResidenceWest Chester
Alma materXavier University
ProfessionBusiness consultant
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1968 (8 weeks)
61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed officeJanuary 5, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byNancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader
In officeJanuary 3, 2007 - January 3, 2011
DeputyRoy Blunt (2007 2009)
Eric Cantor (2009 2011)
Succeeded byNancy Pelosi
Preceded byNancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader
In officeFebruary 2, 2006 - January 3, 2007
DeputyRoy Blunt
Succeeded bySteny Hoyer
Preceded byRoy Blunt (Acting)
Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Workforce
In officeJanuary 3, 2001 - January 3, 2006
Succeeded byHoward McKeon
Preceded byWilliam Goodling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 8th district
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1991
Preceded byBuz Lukens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 57th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1985 - December 31, 1990
Succeeded byScott Nein
Preceded byBill Donham

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John Andrew Boehner (c-eniconˈbeɪnɚ ; born November 17, 1949) is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from , serving since 1991. The district includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton, and a small portion of Dayton itself.

Boehner previously served as the House Minority Leader from 2007 until 2011, and House Majority Leader from 2006 until 2007.

As Speaker of the House, Boehner is second in line to the presidency of the United States following the Vice President in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.


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