BirthdayApril 8, 1947
BirthplaceLaredo, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Tom DeLay

    Full name: Tom DeLay
    Also known as: Tom DeLay, DeLay, Tom
    Professions: American Republican politician
    Residence: Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.
    Work: Member of the Texas House of Representatives

  2. Tom DeLay Known for

    Dancing with the Stars (2005), Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010), Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008), Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey (2005)

  3. Tom DeLay Biography

    Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay (/d??le?/; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1984 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005.Tom DeLay began his career as a politician in 1978 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1985, he became a born-again Christian. In 1988, after just a few years in the U.S. House, Tom DeLay was appointed Deputy Minority Whip. In 1994 he helped Newt Gingrich affect the Republican Revolution, which gave the Republicans the victory in the 1994 midterm election and swept Democrats from power in both houses of Congress, putting Republicans in control of the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. In 1995, he was elected House Majority Whip.With the Republicans in control of both chambers in Congress, Tom DeLay, along with Gingrich and conservative activist Grover Norquist, helped start the K Street Project, an effort to advance Republican ideals. Tom DeLay was elected House Majority Leader after the 2002 midterm elections. In the eyes of some Democrats, he was renowned for his enforcement of party discipline and retribution against those who did not support the legislative agenda of President George W. Bush. On policy issues, not just political strategy and tactics, DeLay was known as one of Capitol Hill's fiercest, staunchest conservatives during his years in Congress, earning very high marks from conservative interest groups (e.g., business, gun rights, pro-life) and very low marks from liberal ones (e.g., civil liberties, labor unions, environmental protection).After leaving Congress, DeLay co-authored (with Stephen Mansfield) a political memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight, founded a strategic conservative political consulting firm, First Principles, LLC, and competed on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars, until stress fractures in his feet caused him to withdraw. DeLay has remained involved in foster care, as he and his wife have founded a "Christ-centered" foster community called "Rio Bend", near Richmond, Texas. The DeLays formerly fostered three teenage boys, and have one grown biological daughter, Danielle, a professional dancer.In 2005, DeLay was indicted in Austin, Texas on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002 by a Travis County, Texas grand jury after having waived his rights under the statutes of limitations. In accordance with Republican Caucus rules, DeLay temporarily resigned from his position as House Majority Leader, and later, after pressure from fellow Republicans, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He was convicted in January 2011 and sentenced to three years in prison but was free on bail while appealing his conviction, which was overturned on 19 September 2013, with a ruling that "the evidence in the case was 'legally insufficient to sustain

  4. Tom DeLay Family

    Spouse: Christine Furrh DeLay

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