Dick Gephardt

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(politician, lobbyist)
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Born31 January 1941
Alma materNorthwestern University, University of Michigan Law School
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, National Democratic Institute/Board and Staff
US politician-lobbyist

Richard Andrew Gephardt [1] is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician who was a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he was House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and 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.[2]

Since his retirement from politics, Gephardt has become a significant lobbyist. He founded a Washington-based public affairs firm, Gephardt Government Affairs, an Atlanta-based labor consultancy, the Gephardt Group, as well as a direct primary care group, SolidaritUS Health.[3] He also consults for DLA Piper, FTI Consulting and Goldman Sachs[4] and is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[5]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.