Tom DeLay Birthday, Date of Birth

Tom DeLay

Thomas Dale DeLay (; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party (GOP) House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005.

DeLay began his career as a politician in 1978 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1988, he was appointed Deputy Minority Whip. In 1994 he helped Newt Gingrich orchestrate 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, DeLay, along with conservative activist Grover Norquist, helped start the K Street Project, an effort to advance Republican ideals. DeLay was elected House Majority Leader after the 2002 midterm elections. DeLay was known as a staunch conservative during his years in Congress.

In 2005, DeLay was indicted on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election law in 2002 by a Travis County grand jury after he 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, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He resigned his seat in Congress in June 2006. He was convicted in January 2011 and sentenced to three years in prison but was free on bail while appealing his conviction. The trial court's judgment was overturned by the Texas Court of Appeals, an intermediate appellate court, on September 19, 2013, with a ruling that "the evidence in the case was 'legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions'", and DeLay was formally acquitted. The State of Texas appealed the acquittal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. On October 1, 2014, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the appellate court decision overturning DeLay's conviction.

After leaving Congress, DeLay co-authored, with Stephen Mansfield, a political memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight. He founded the lobbying firm, First Principles, LLC.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Tuesday, April 8, 1947
Place of Birth
Laredo
Age
74
Star Sign

The April 8, 1947 was a Tuesday under the star sign of . It was the 97 day of the year. President of the United States was Harry S. Truman.

If you were born on this day, you are 74 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, April 8, 2022, in 360 days. You have lived for 27,033 days, or about 648,809 hours, or about 38,928,580 minutes, or about seconds.

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8th of April 1947 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on April 8, 1947

TRUSTEE UNIT CURB ON PRESS IS ASKED; Iraq Would Regulate Flow of News--Council Won't Count Abstentions in Voting

Date: 09 April 1947

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News Men Protest Raid

Date: 09 April 1947

Athens newsmen and printers strike in protest

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FOX AND PARAMOUNT JOIN ON 16MM FILMS

Date: 09 April 1947

Forming new 16mm film distribution co

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE TOPS FORDHAM, 14-8

Date: 09 April 1947

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STRIKE'S EFFECTS FELT IN SUBURBS; With Dial Phones Operating Near Normal, City Continues to Take Events in Stride BUSINESS HOLDS UP WELL Western Union Traffic Rises 38% Here and 50% in Country Generally

Date: 09 April 1947

Western Union repts business up because of phone strike

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Telephone Strike Discussed; Workers Want Elimination of Industry- Wide Inequities, It Is Stated

Date: 09 April 1947

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U.S. Tells Vienna of Views

Date: 09 April 1947

By ALBION ROSSSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES

deputies end confs still deadlocked on major issues; US Mil Govt, Vienna, to inform Austrians on Moscow conf progress; Austrians still hope for completion of treaty in Moscow

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LATE SELLING WAVE PULLS STOCKS DOWN; LATE SELLING WAVE PULLS STOCKS DOWN Prices Break 1 to 3 Points in Broadest Market in Month and 1,020,000 Turnover TICKER LAGS 18 MINUTES Strikes and Price Situation Are Held to Blame--1,032 Issues Traded; 752 Fall, 111 Rise

Date: 09 April 1947

late selling wave breaks prices

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Advertising News and Notes; Will Direct Advertising Of McGraw-Hill Books

Date: 09 April 1947

Meeting plans; E S Thomas named pres

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Statue of Liberty Again Marked by Lipstick; Bobby-Soxers Also Leave Phone Numbers

Date: 09 April 1947

teen-age visitors deface walls and stairs

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