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

University of Houston Libraries
Special Collections

Houston, TX
Papers: 1982-2006, 142 linear feet. The Tom DeLay Papers document DeLay's service in the United States House of Representatives. A Congressional Papers Series comprises a large portion of the collection, containing correspondence, publications, legislative materials, notes, research materials, and other materials related to DeLay’s service in Congress. The collection also includes a robust photographs and audiovisual materials series, visually documenting DeLay’s Congressional career through photographs and videos of appearances, speeches, and events, often with other notable legislators, politicians, and public figures. Other collection materials include summary clipping files and “Whip Clips” files prepared for DeLay’s perusal, awards and memorabilia, and materials from the office of Legislative Assistant Hope Henry.

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.
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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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