Paul Ryan elected as 54 speaker of US house of representatives [ Current News (Concise) ]
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