Gephardt, Richard Andrew
Gephardt, Richard Andrew(1941– ) U.S. representative; born in St. Louis, Mo. A lawyer and Democratic alderman in St. Louis, Mo., he went to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1977. He ran for the Democratic nomination as president in 1986, losing to Michael Dukakis, and served as house majority leader (1989–95).
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