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Richard Andrew GEPHARDT

(1941- )

GEPHARDT, Richard Andrew, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 1941; graduated from South West High School, 1958; B.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1962; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1965; lawyer, private practice; Missouri Air National Guard, 1965-1971; Democratic committeeman, St. Louis, Mo., 1968-1971; alderman, St. Louis, Mo., 1971-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977- January 3, 2005); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and in 2004; majority leader (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); minority leader (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Seventh Congresses).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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