John Boehner

John Andrew Boehner (pronounced /ˈbeɪnɚ/, BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is an American politician of the Republican Party who is currently serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress, and a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, which includes portions of the Cincinnati and Dayton suburbs, as well as a small portion of Dayton itself. On February 2, 2006, John Boehner was elected House Majority Leader following Tom DeLay's resignation from the post after a criminal indictment. On November 17, 2006, after the Republican defeat in the 2006 elections, Boehner was elected House Minority Leader for the 110th Congress. After additional Republican defeats in the 2008 Elections, Boehner was again reelected by his peers to lead the Republican Conference in the 111th Congress. Boehner was born in Cincinnati to Mary Ann (Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, as one of 12 brothers and sisters. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. After graduating from Cincinnati’s Moeller High School in 1968, Boehner enlisted in the United States Navy during the height of the Vietnam War. He was discharged after eight weeks of training because of a bad back. He received
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