Henry Hyde

(Henry John Hyde)

Henry Hyde
Henry Hyde
  • Born: April 18, 1924
  • Died: November 29, 2007
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Henry John Hyde was an American politician, and served as 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.

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... government by commission is a boon to all members of Congress, who cringe at facing no-win situations.... It gets the job done. Legislating & Legislative Process
All politics is an extension of ethics ... We cannot leave out conscience at the caucus room door. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
As the refugees stream north history is going to assign you folks [liberals] the role of pallbearers at the funeral of freedom in Central America. Liberals & Conservatives
Congress would exempt itself from the laws of gravity if it could. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate. Freedom & Liberty
How is it that the country that invented Hollywood and Madison Avenue allowed such a destructive and parodied image of itself to become the intellectual coin of the realm overseas? Public Relations & Image ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I came to Congress hoping to change the world; I now hope to be able to leave with my dignity. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
I would like to add some legislative history at the end of my remarks. Legislating & Legislative Process
If Jesus Christ had taken a poll, he would never have preached the gospel. Public Opinion & Polling
In politics you win by division. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Leaks are a cottage industry in this town [Washington DC]. Secrecy & Transparency
No reasonable person denies that fetal life is life. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Our friends on the left never met an anti-Communist they liked. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Political courage reads well in editorials, but it doesn't translate into political reality. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The chairman gets special privilege … and I intend to use it. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The Irish nation was possessed of the most blessed and happy conditions, before their own unskillful rage and fury brought this war upon them; and they have since had leisure enough thoroughly to consider and value the wonderful plenty, peace and security which they enjoyed till the year 1641, when they wantonly and disdainfully flung those blessings from them. States. Nations & Nationhood
The statute of limitations has long since passed on my youthful indiscretions. Scandals
The story of America is the story of an ever widening circle of human care and responsibility. Miscellaneous
There are too many guns too easily accessible to kids, and we have to do something about it …. We no longer live in a society where mass murder … is unthinkable. Guns & Gun Control
When you defend abortion you have to resort to semantic gymnastics. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
You can't get a diplomatic solution unless behind that, is the threat of force. Diplomacy & Diplomats
America is hungry for people who believe in something.
There are so many women on the floor of Congress, it looks like a mall. Women