Rep.Dick Gephardt

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Ruled out 2000 presidential bid on February 3, 1999 in a speech to the House Democratic Caucus.         


Richard A. Gephardt, Democrat, of St. Louis, Missouri.
Current House Democratic Leader since 1994.  Represents Missouri's 3rd congressional district; first elected to the House in 1976.
Has written a book, An Even Better Place, with Michael Wessel, to be published in May 1999 by Public Affairs.
Career Elected Majority Leader, the second-ranking House post, in 1989.
Unsuccessfully sought the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.  He was the first candidate to announce (Feb. 23, 1987), but ended his bid after winning three primaries.
Elected chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, the fourth-ranking House post, in 1984.
Elected to Congress in 1976.
St. Louis Board of Aldermen, 1971-76.
Attorney, 1965-71.
Military Air National Guard, 1965-71.
Education Northwestern University, B.S., 1962.  University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1965.
Family Married to Jane Byrnes Gephardt.  Three children Matt, Chrissy, and Katie.
Religion Baptist.
Age 58 years old.  Born Jan. 31, 1941 in South St. Louis.    

James Fallows.  "A Democrat Who Admits It."  The Atlantic Monthly, November 1997.>

David Corn. "Dick Gephardt: Working-Class Hero, On-the-Make Pol or Both?" The Nation, July 7, 1997. >

Richard Lowry. "Tricky Dick." National Review, May 19, 1997. >

Richard Ben Cramer. What It Takes: The Way to the White House--Random House, 1992.


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