First published December 8, 2003
Claims to fame: Anti-gay crusader; alleged sexual harasser
Moral apex: While an economics professor at North Texas State University, was accused by three female students of sexually inappropriate behavior. One was upset enough to quit the school.
One thingâ€™s clear: He wasnâ€™t averse to sleeping with his students; one became his wife.
Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (pronounced http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA_for_English" title="Wikipedia:IPA for English">/ËˆÉ‘rmi/; born July 7, 1940) is a former http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives" title="United States House of Representatives">U.S. Representative from Texas's" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas">Texas's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_26th_congressional_district" title="Texas's 26th congressional district">26th congressional district (1985â€“2003) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_Leaders_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives" title="Party Leaders of the United States House of Representatives">House Majority Leader (1995â€“2003). He was one of the engineers of the "Republican" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Revolution">Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28United_States%29" title="Republican Party (United States)">Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress" title="United States Congress">Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_with_America">Contract with America. Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his congressional career he worked as a consultant, advisor and lobbyist.