Eric Ivan Cantor is a former American politician and lawyer who served as the United States representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2001 until 2014. As a member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 until 2011. His district included most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, along with most of Richmond's western suburbs and, until redistricting in 2013, portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Cantor was the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history, and at the time of his resignation, the only non-Christian Republican in either house. In June 2014, in his bid for re-election, Cantor lost the Republican primary to economics professor Dave Brat in an upset that greatly surprised political analysts.
|Born:||Eric Ivan Cantor, June 6, 1963, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.|
|Education:||George Washington University (B.A.), College of William and Mary (J.D.), Columbia University (M.S.)|
|Preceded by:||Steny Hoyer|
|Succeeded by:||Kevin McCarthy|
|Twitter:||Eric Cantor's Twitter profile|
About Eric Cantor
American politician who was elected the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district in 2001. He became the House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011.
He attended college at George Washington University and earned his JD from William and Mary Law School in 1988.
As of 2014, Cantor was the only Jewish Republican in Congress.
He married Diana Marcy Fine in 1989 and they have three children.
He and Tom DeLay both served as House Majority Leader in Congress.
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- Majority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives
- William & Mary Law School alumni
- Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation alumni
- Jewish members of the United States House of Representatives
- American Zionists
- Members of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia
- Virginia Republicans