Speakers of the House by BarkerC

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

mujason


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following people who have served as Speaker of the House in the United States House of Representatives.

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1 BarthR 411 98 15
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8 HallR 328 78 15
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8 ChernicoffS 328 78 15
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10 Sharpj 318 75 00
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11 PolinskyL 309 72 15
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12 ThompsonA 304 69 00
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21 CarterBurke 228 46 00
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22 PeskinK 227 42 00
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24 SpoeriJ 211 38 15
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25 RichmondJ 208 35 00
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33 John 149 14 00
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34 SteveWilliams 146 11 00
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Questions:

So far, this man is the only Speaker of the House to go on to become President of the United States.

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James K. Polk

This Kentuckian, a three-time Speaker and seemingly perennial Presidential candidate, was the first Speaker to represent a state that was not one of the original 13.

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Henry Clay

This man, "The Continental Liar from the State of Maine" and leader of the moderate "Half-Breed" Republican faction, served as Speaker for the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses.

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James G. Blaine

This Georgian was seen as the face of the 1994 "Republican Revolution" and was one of the primary authors of the "Contract with America."

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Newt Gingrich

A member of the Continental Congress, this Pennsylvanian is considered to be the first Speaker in the history of the House. He is alleged to have been the one who suggested the simple address of "Mister President" over John Adams' more grandiose offerings.

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Frederick Muhlenberg

The 43rd Speaker of the House and a favorite poker buddy of Harry Truman, this Texan served as Speaker for a record 17 years.

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Sam Rayburn

Serving as Speaker from 1903 to 1911, this Illinois Republican is widely considered the most dominant Speaker in the history of the House. He also had the honor of being on the cover of the first issue of Time Magazine in 1923.

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Joseph G. Cannon

The notion that a Speaker shall not bring forth legislation that does not have the support of "a majority of the majority" is named for this Illinois Republican, who was generally believed to subscribe to the notion, even if he publicly disavowed it.

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Dennis Hastert

This Ohioan resigned from Congress one day after Pope Francis addressed the body, calling that moment "the highest point in his legislative career."

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John Boehner

When Al Haig famously said "I'm in control here" after President Reagan was shot and Vice President Bush was traveling, it was pointed out to the Secretary of State that this Massachusetts Democrat was technically the next man in the line of succession,

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Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr.

This man, the current Speaker, is purported to be the only Speaker in U.S. history to have driven the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.

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Paul Ryan

When this Washington Democrat was defeated in his re-election campaign in 1994, the first sitting Speaker to lose a re-election campaign in 130 years, 62% of his district's constituents presumed that his Republican replacement automatically became Speaker in his place.

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Tom Foley