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 late 2017.
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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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