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Armey, Richard Keith (Dick)

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Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Economists, Politician

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1940 - Born on the 7th of July in Cando, North Dakota.

1984 - Amember of the Republican Party and former economics professor at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in Denton, was first elected to the House.

1985-2003 - A former U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th Congressional District.

1994 - Then House Republican Conference Chairman, joined Minority Whip Newt Gingrich in drafting the Contract with America.

1995 - Wrote a book, Freedom Revolution.

1998 - During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a reporter asked him what he would do if he were in President Bill Clinton's position. He replied "If I were in the President's place I would not have gotten a chance to resign.

2002 - Served another four years before announcing his retirement.

       - In May, during an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews (transcript), he called for a homeland for the Palestinians outside of Israel, which the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee interpreted as a call for ethnic cleansing.

2003 - Became co-chairman of Citizens for A Sound Economy.

2006 - The book Hubris included Armey as an on-the-record source, claiming to have been initially reluctant to support the George W. Bush administration's call for war with Iraq, and to have warned President Bush that Iraq might be a "quagmire".

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