Center for Political Awareness

Steny Hoyer

US Representative

Maryland

5th District

Tenure: May 19, 1981-present

Term Ends: January 3, 2025

Brief Bio

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 Spellman’s seat vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and reelected to the twenty-one succeeding Congresses (May 19, 1981-present); chairman, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); minority whip (One Hundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses); majority leader (One Hundred Tenth, One Hundred Eleventh, One Hundred Sixteenth, and One Hundred Seventeenth Congresses).

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