DELAY, Thomas Dale

DeLAY, Thomas Dale
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


DeLAY, Thomas Dale, a Representative from Texas; born in Laredo, Webb County, Tex., April 8, 1947; graduated from Calallan High School, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1965; attended Baylor University, Waco, Tex., 1967; B.S., University of Houston, Houston, Tex., 1970; business owner; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1979-1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the ten succeeding Congresses until his resignation on June 9, 2006 (January 3, 1985-June 9, 2006); majority whip (One Hundred Fourth Congress to One Hundred Seventh Congress); majority leader (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congress).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: In the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Oral History Collection, 1976-1991, 0.8 linear foot. The collection includes an oral history interview transcript with Tom DeLay.

University of Houston Libraries
Special Collections

Houston, TX
Papers: ca. 1985-2006, 15 linear feet. The papers of Tom DeLay include correspondence, monthly communications reports, voting records, photographs, press clippings, press releases, Whip records, videotapes and awards. The collection is closed until 2016.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bickerstaff, Steve. Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

DeLay, Thomas. Bringing Consumer Choice to Electricity. Washington: Heritage Foundation, 1997.

___., with Stephen Mansfield. No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight. New York: Sentinel, 2007.

Dubose, Lou, and Jan Reid. The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.

___. The Hammer Comes Down: The Nasty, Brutish, and Shortened Political Life of Tom DeLay. New York: Public Affairs, 2006.

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