Representative Dick Gephardt (MO) Former House Majority Leader

Richard A. Gephardt is President and CEO of the Gephardt Group, providing strategic counsel on federal government relations and domestic and international labor relations issues. Gephardt served for 28 years in the United States House of Representatives, representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, home to his birthplace St. Louis. While in Congress, he served on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees. He served as House Democratic Leader for more than 14 years, as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003.

In his role as Leader, Gephardt was chief architect to landmark reforms in healthcare, pensions, education, energy independence, and trade policy. He serves as a trusted advisor to senior officials in government, and has facilitated a number of negotiations between corporate leaders and the union movement. Gephardt earned a BS degree from Northwestern University and a JD from the University of Michigan.