Dick Gephardt
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"Richard Andrew" ""Dick"" "Gephardt" is an American politician who served as a United States House of Representatives/United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, he was Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives/House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives/Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004. Gephardt was mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee in 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

Since his retirement from politics, Gephardt has become a significant lobbyist. He founded a Washington-based public affairs firm, Gephardt Government Affairs, and an Atlanta-based labor consultancy, the Gephardt Group, as well as consulting for DLA Piper, FTI Consulting and Goldman Sachs.

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