Paul Ryan elected as 54 speaker of US house of representatives


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