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Key Moments in the Career of House Speaker John Boehner

Republican House Speaker John Boehner, who was first elected in 1990 and became Speaker in 2011, will leave his seat at the end of October.
Image: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up the gavel after receiving it from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during the first session of the 112th Congresson Jan. 5, 2011. Charles Dharapak / AP file