HASTERT, John Dennis, a Representative from Illinois; born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., January 2, 1942; B.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., 1964; M.S., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.,1967; teacher; athletic coach; business owner; member of the Illinois state house of representatives, 1980-1986; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the ten succeeding Congresses until his resignation on November 26, 2007 (January 3, 1987-November 26, 2007); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Sixth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses).[ Top ]
Speaker Hastert discusses the hectic schedules of modern-day Speakers of the House.
Speaker Hastert explains the symbolism in his portrait.
Speaker Hastert discusses the role of the Speaker in a time of great uncertainty.
Speaker Hastert reflects on the consequences of the attacks on American society.
Speaker Hastert recounts his memories from the morning of the attacks.
Speaker Hastert discusses his decision to cancel the morning session of the House.
Speaker Hastert recounts his discussion with President George W. Bush about holding a Joint Session of Congress.
Speaker Hastert discusses his familiarity with the buzzer system of the House.