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Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives

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The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Generally, the minority leader is on the ballot for Speaker of the House during the convening of the Congress.

List of Minority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives

Dates Congresses Name Party State
1899-1903 56th-57th James D. Richardson Democratic Tennessee
1903-1908 58th-60th John Sharp Williams Democratic Mississippi
1908-1911 60th-61st James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark Democratic Missouri
1911-1919 62nd-65th James R. Mann Republican Illinois
1919-1921 66th James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark Democratic Missouri
1921-1923 67th Claude Kitchin Democratic North Carolina
1923-1929 68th-70th Finis J. Garrett Democratic Tennessee
1929-1931 71st John Nance Garner Democratic Texas
1931-1939 72nd-75th Bertrand H. Snell Republican New York
1939-1947 76th-79th Joseph W. Martin Jr. Republican Massachusetts
1947-1949 80th Samuel T. Rayburn Democratic Texas
1949-1953 81st-82nd Joseph W. Martin Jr. Republican Massachusetts
1953-1955 83rd Samuel T. Rayburn Democratic Texas
1955-1959 84th-85th Joseph W. Martin Jr. Republican Massachusetts
1959-1965 86th-88th Charles A. Halleck Republican Indiana
1965-1973 89th-93rd Gerald R. Ford Jr. Republican Michigan
1973-1981 93rd-96th John J. Rhodes Republican Arizona
1981-1995 97th-103rd Robert H. Michel Republican Illinois
1995-2003 104th-107th Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt Democratic Missouri
2003-present 108th-present Nancy Pelosi Democratic California

See also

United States Senate Minority LeaderTemplate:US-poli-stub

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