+ − Contact Information
Phone: (202) 225-4131
Fax: (202) 225-4300
1705 Longworth House Office Building
+ − Biography
HOYER, Steny Hamilton, a Representative from Maryland; born in New York City, N.Y., June 14, 1939; graduated from Suitland High School, Suitland, Md., 1957; B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1963; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1966; lawyer, private practice; member of the Maryland state senate, 1966-1979, and president, 1975-1979; member of the Maryland state board for higher education, 1978-1981; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1968, 1974, 1976, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy created by H. Res. 80, which declared United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellman's seat vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and reelected to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (May 19, 1981-present); chairman, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); minority whip (One Hundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses); majority leader (One Hundred Tenth, One Hundred Eleventh, and One Hundred Sixteenth Congresses).