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Armey, Richard Keith

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
2.9 (57.33%) 15 votes

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".

2.9 (57.33%) 15 votes