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John Dennis HASTERT

(1942- )

HASTERT, John Dennis, a Representative from Illinois; born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., January 2, 1942; B.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., 1964; M.S., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.,1967; teacher; athletic coach; business owner; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1980-1986; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the ten succeeding Congresses until his resignation on November 26, 2007 (January 3, 1987-November 26, 2007); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Sixth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses).


Hastert, Dennis. Speaker: Lessons From 30 Years in Coaching and Politics. Washington: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2004.

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

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