Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

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The speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.wikipedia
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Nancy Pelosi

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The current House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, was elected to the office on January 3, 2019.
Nancy Patricia Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American Democratic Party politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019.

United States House of Representatives

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The speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The presiding officer is the speaker of the House, who is elected by the members thereof (and is therefore traditionally the leader of the controlling party).

Sam Rayburn

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She has the distinction of being the first woman to serve as speaker, and is also the first former speaker to be returned to office since Sam Rayburn in 1955.
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was an American politician who served as the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

United States presidential line of succession

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The speaker is second in the United States presidential line of succession, after the vice president and ahead of the president pro tempore of the Senate.
The line of succession follows the order of: vice president, speaker of the House of Representatives, president pro tempore of the Senate, and then the eligible heads of federal executive departments who form the president's Cabinet.

2019 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives election

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The current House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, was elected to the office on January 3, 2019.
This was the 126th Speaker of the House of Representatives election since the office was created in 1789.

President pro tempore of the United States Senate

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The speaker is second in the United States presidential line of succession, after the vice president and ahead of the president pro tempore of the Senate.
Since the enactment of the current Presidential Succession Act in 1947, the president pro tempore is third in the line of succession to the presidency, after the vice president and the speaker of the House of Representatives and ahead of the secretary of state.

114th United States Congress

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It happened most recently in 2015 (114th Congress), when John Boehner was elected with 216 votes (as opposed to 218).

John Boehner

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It happened most recently in 2015 (114th Congress), when John Boehner was elected with 216 votes (as opposed to 218).
John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is an American politician who served as the 53rd speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.

107th United States Congress

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Anyone who votes for the other party's candidate would face serious consequences, as was the case when Democrat Jim Traficant voted for Republican Dennis Hastert in 2001 (107th Congress).
* Speaker: Dennis Hastert (R)

Dean of the United States House of Representatives

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Upon winning election the new speaker is immediately sworn in by the Dean of the United States House of Representatives, the chamber's longest-serving member.
The Dean is a symbolic post whose only customary duty is to swear in a Speaker of the House after he or she is elected.

68th United States Congress

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Multiple roll calls have been necessary only 14 times (out of 126 speakership elections) since 1789; and not since 1923 (68th Congress), when a closely divided House needed nine ballots to elect Frederick H. Gillett speaker.
* Speaker: Frederick H. Gillett (R)

Henry Clay

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A partisan position from early in its existence, the speakership began to gain power in legislative development under Henry Clay (1811–1814, 1815–1820, and 1823–1825).
Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, served as seventh speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and served as the ninth U.S. secretary of state.

Frederick Muhlenberg

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The first speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania, was elected to office on April 1, 1789, the day the House organized itself at the start of the 1st Congress.
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (January 1, 1750 – June 4, 1801) was an American minister and politician who was the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Voting methods in deliberative assemblies

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Since 1839, the House has elected speakers by roll call vote.
In the [[List of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives elections#December 1859 – February 1860|1855-56 election]] for Speaker of the House, the chamber, which had been deadlocked for 129 ballots, adopted a plurality rule stating that, if after three more ballots no one garnered a majority of the votes, the person receiving the highest number of votes on the next ensuing ballot would be declared to have been chosen speaker.

Samuel J. Randall

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Furthermore, several speakers became leading figures in their political parties; examples include Democrats Samuel J. Randall, John Griffin Carlisle, and Charles F. Crisp, and Republicans James G. Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Joseph Gurney Cannon.
He served as the 29th Speaker of the House from 1876 to 1881 and was twice a contender for his party's nomination for President of the United States.

James G. Blaine

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Furthermore, several speakers became leading figures in their political parties; examples include Democrats Samuel J. Randall, John Griffin Carlisle, and Charles F. Crisp, and Republicans James G. Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Joseph Gurney Cannon.
James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881.

Speaker (politics)

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The speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives presides over the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives, and is elected to that position by the entire House membership.

3rd United States Congress

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He served two non-consecutive terms in the speaker's chair, 1789–1791 (1st Congress) and 1793–1795 (3rd Congress).
* Speaker: Frederick Muhlenberg (A)

Joseph Gurney Cannon

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Furthermore, several speakers became leading figures in their political parties; examples include Democrats Samuel J. Randall, John Griffin Carlisle, and Charles F. Crisp, and Republicans James G. Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Joseph Gurney Cannon.
Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and many consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate.

Nicholas Longworth

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Fifteen years later, Speaker Nicholas Longworth restored much, but not all, of the lost influence of the position.
Nicholas "Nick" Longworth III (November 5, 1869 – April 9, 1931) was an American Republican politician who became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Thomas Brackett Reed

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Furthermore, several speakers became leading figures in their political parties; examples include Democrats Samuel J. Randall, John Griffin Carlisle, and Charles F. Crisp, and Republicans James G. Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Joseph Gurney Cannon.
He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 12 times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1889–1891 and again from 1895–1899.

John G. Carlisle

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Furthermore, several speakers became leading figures in their political parties; examples include Democrats Samuel J. Randall, John Griffin Carlisle, and Charles F. Crisp, and Republicans James G. Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, and Joseph Gurney Cannon.
He was elected to the United States House of Representatives seven times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1883 to 1889.

James Traficant

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Anyone who votes for the other party's candidate would face serious consequences, as was the case when Democrat Jim Traficant voted for Republican Dennis Hastert in 2001 (107th Congress).
After he voted for Republican Dennis Hastert for Speaker of the House in 2001, the Democrats stripped him of his seniority and refused to give him any committee assignments.

Newt Gingrich

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The roles of the parties reversed in 1994 when, after spending forty years in the minority, the Republicans regained control of the House with the "Contract with America", an idea spearheaded by Minority Whip Newt Gingrich.
Newton Leroy Gingrich (June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and historian who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The current House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, was elected to the office on January 3, 2019. Anyone who votes for the other party's candidate would face serious consequences, as was the case when Democrat Jim Traficant voted for Republican Dennis Hastert in 2001 (107th Congress).
Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid identified himself as "pro-life", Former President Jimmy Carter has expressed his view of abortion and his wish to see the Democratic Party becoming more pro-life: while President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi self-identify as "pro-choice".