[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””]Richard Gephardt[/imageframe]Mr. Gephardt served for 28 years in the United States House of Representatives (from 1977 to 2005), representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District. He was elected to serve as House Democratic Leader for more than 14 years, as Majority Leader (1989 to 1995), and Minority Leader (1995 to 2003). In these roles, Mr. Gephardt emerged as one of the leading strategists of the Democratic Party’s platform and chief architect of landmark reforms in healthcare, education, energy independence and trade policy. Mr. Gephardt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University (1962) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School (1965). Mr. Gephardt is married to Jane Gephardt, and they are the parents of three grown children.