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Henry John HYDE

(1924-2007)

HYDE, Henry John, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 18, 1924; B.S., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1947; J.D., Loyola University Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1949; lawyer; private practice; United States Navy, 1944-1946; United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1968; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1967-1974, majority leader, 1971-1972; delegate, Illinois state Republican conventions, 1958-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 2007); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President William Clinton; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); chair, Committee on International Relations (One Hundred Seventh through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006; died on November 29, 2007, in Chicago, Ill.

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

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