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HOYER, Steny Hamilton, a Representative from Maryland; born in New York City, N.Y., June
14, 1939; graduated from Suitland High School, Suitland, Md., 1957; B.S.,
University of Maryland, College Park, 1963; J.D., Georgetown University Law
Center, Washington, D.C., 1966; lawyer, private practice; member of the
Maryland state senate, 1966-1979, and president, 1975-1979; member of the
Maryland state board for higher education, 1978-1981; delegate to Democratic
National Conventions, 1968, 1974, 1976, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the
Ninety-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy created by H.
Res. 80, which declared United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellmans
seat vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and reelected to the seventeen
succeeding Congresses (May 19, 1981-present); chair, House Democratic Caucus
(One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); minority whip (One
Hundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Twelfth, One Hundred
Thirteenth, and One Hundred Fourteenth Congresses); majority leader (One
Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).