Henry J. Hyde

Henry John Hyde (April 18, 1924 – November 29, 2007), an American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, representing the 6th District of Illinois, an area of Chicago's northwestern suburbs which included O'Hare International Airport. He chaired the Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 2001, and the House International Relations Committee from 2001 to 2007. He gained national attention for his leadership role in managing the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

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Liberation Theology and American Foreign Policy

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From the Hill: Ruminations of a Conservative Congressman

In this day of proliferating litigation, whether due to an excess of lawyers or a general mood of contentiousness — everybody seems to be suing everybody — I have begun to wonder whether I have a cause of action against the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Christian Brothers and the Jesuits. You see, they all … Read more

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