Eric Cantor
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"Eric Ivan Cantor" is an American politician, lawyer and businessman, who served as the United States House of Representatives/United States representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2001 to 2014. A member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party, he became Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives/House Majority Leader when the 112th United States Congress/112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as Party whips of the United States House of Representatives/House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011.

His district included most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, Virginia/Richmond, along with most of Richmond's western suburbs and portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Cantor is the highest-ranking Jewish member of U.S. Congress/Congress in its history, and at the time of his resignation, the only non-Christian Republican in either house.

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