Paul Ryan elected as 54 speaker of US house of representatives

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Paul Davis Ryan was born on January 29, 1970. He is the 54th and existing Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives. Ryan is a member of the Republican Party who has served as the U. S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999.

  • He is the first person from Wisconsin to grasp this position.
  • Ryan follows the Vice President in line to the presidency of the United States in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.
  • Ryan attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Janesville, where he played on the seventh - grade basketball team.
  • Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Oxford.

About US house of representatives:

  • The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
  • The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the United States Constitution.
  • The Speaker of the House, who presides over the chamber, is elected by the members of the House.
  • Representatives must be elected from single - member districts by plurality voting.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 3, 2015