Leader in the lower congressional house or Congress. In the United States federal government the third most powerful man. Becomes Presidet if the President and Vice President should happen to die before another Vice President&is appointed. The Speaker of the House is determined by party vote - The dominant party in Congress chooses him.

The Speaker of the House is also the presiding Officer in The House of Commons, the lower House in the Parliamentary system. The office originated in the mother of parliaments.

The Speaker, by parliamentary tradition is the only member who speaks. All questions to Minister of the Crown must be addressed through him. "Mr. Speaker", as he is often referred to, administers all discipline in the House, and is responsible for it smooth working.

In Canada, the Speaker of the House is effectively the CEO of aq multi-million dollar corporation.

The office of Speaker of the House has been occupied by wealthy and powerful men. For reference, I have compiled a list of those men along with the Session of Congress they served in and the State they represented.

Over the next few weeks, I will begin to build biography nodes for each Speaker of the House. Any assistance would be appriciated. As has been requested, I will be adding dates of service to each member as I updated their biographies.

1st, 3rd
 Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania
 
2nd
 Jonathan Trumbull, Connecticut
 
4th, 5th
 Jonathan Dayton, New Jersey
 
6th 
 Theodore Sedgwick, Massachusetts
 
7th – 9th 
 Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina
 
10th, 11th
 Joseph B. Varnum, Massachusetts
 
12th – 16th, 18th,
 Henry Clay, Kentucky
 
13th
 Langdon Cheves, South Carolina
 
16th, 19th, 
 John W. Taylor, New York
 
17th 
 Philip P. Barbour, Virginia
 
20th - 22nd
 Andrew Stevenson, Virginia
 
23rd 
 John Bell, Tennessee
 
24th, 25th
 James K. Polk, Tennessee
 
26th 
 Robert M.T. Hunter, Virginia
 
27th 
 John White, Kentucky
 
28th 
 John W. Jones, Virginia
 
29th 
 John W. Davis, Indiana
 
30th 
 Robert C. Winthrop, Massachusetts
 
31st 
 Howell Cobb, Georgia
 
32nd, 33rd 
 Linn Boyd, Kentucky
 
34th 
 Nathaniel P. Banks, Massachusetts
 
35th 
 James L. Orr, South Carolina
 
36th 
 William Pennington, New Jersey
 
37th 
 Galusha A. Grow, Pennsylvania
 
38th - 40th 
 Schuyler Colfax, Indiana
 
40th 
 Theodore M. Pomeroy, New York
 
41st - 43rd
 James G. Blaine, Maine
 
44th 
 Michael C. Kerr, Indiana
 
44th - 46th
 Samuel J. Randall, Pennsylvania
 
47th 
 J. Warren Keifer, Ohio
 
48th - 50th 
 John G. Carlisle, Kentucky
 
51st, 54th, 55th 
 Thomas B. Reed, Maine
 
52nd, 53rd 
 Charles F. Crisp, Georgia
 
56th, 57th 
 David B. Henderson, Iowa
 
58th - 61st 
 Joseph G. Cannon, Illinois
 
62nd - 65th 
 James Beauchamp Clark, Missouri
 
66th - 68th 
 Frederick H. Gillett, Massachusetts
 
69th - 71st 
 Nicholas Longworth, Ohio
 
72nd 
 John N. Garner, Texas
 
73rd 
 Henry T. Rainey, Illinois
 
74th 
 Joseph W. Byrns, Tennessee
 
74th - 76th 
 William B. Bankhead, Alabama
 
76th - 79th
 Sam Rayburn, Texas
 
80th, 83rd 
 Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Massachusetts
 
81st, 82nd, 84th - 87th 
 Sam Rayburn, Texas
 
87th - 91st 
 John W. McCormack, Massachusetts
 
92nd - 94th
 Carl B. Albert, Oklahoma
 
95th - 99th 
 Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Massachusetts
 
100th, 101st
 James C. Wright, Jr., Texas
 
101st - 103rd
 Thomas S. Foley, Washington
 
104th - 105th
 Newt Gingrich, Georgia
 
106th - 109th
 J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois 

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