Boehner resigned from Congress in October 2015, announcing the decision on Sept. 25, 2015, the day after Pope Francis addressed Congress, a moment Boehner has said was the highest point in his legislative career.
Boehner was first elected to represent the 8th Ohio Congressional District in November 1990, serving from January 1991 until his retirement. He drove for a smaller, more accountable federal government in his nearly 25-year career.
Boehner grew up in Reading, Ohio in Hamilton County, and worked at his family-owned bar and cafe mopping floors and waiting tables. He graduated from Moeller High School in 1968 and Xavier University in 1977. He’s married to his wife, Debbie, and they have two daughters.
Boehner now serves as Senior Strategic Advisor for Squire Patton Boggs LLP, a law and public policy firm.