Richard Andrew " Dick" Gephardt ( born January 31, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American politician. He represented the State of Missouri dated January 3, 1977 to January 3, 2005 at the U.S. House of Representatives; 1989-1995 he was there Majority Leader ( Majority Leader ). 1988 and 2004 he tried unsuccessfully to each of the Democratic Party 's nomination for the presidential election.
Dick Gephardt made in 1958 graduated from Southwest High School. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in 1962 at Northwestern University in Evanston and in 1965 a Juris Doctor at the Law School of the University of Michigan. He then practiced as a lawyer. From 1965 to 1971 he served in the Air National Guard of Missouri.
His political career began at the local level in his hometown of St. Louis. He was from 1968 to 1971 a member of the party executive and 1971-1976 Alderman ( Alderman ). 1976 Gephardt was first elected to Congress, where he represented the third district of Missouri from January 3, 1977. In January 1989, he broke from Tom Foley as majority leader of the Democrats. After losing the majority in the congressional elections of 1994, he moved to the position of Minority Leader, a position he held until 2003; his successor in this function was Nancy Pelosi.
2005 Gephardt ended his political career and founded the consulting firm Gephardt Group, whose president and CEO, he is. His daughter Chrissy Gephardt is.