Jeb Hensarling is a Representative from Texas. Born in Stephenville, Texas in 1957, he earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1982. He was a private practice lawyer, was staff for United States Senator Phil Gramm of Texas from 1985-1989, and was a business executive. He was elected as a Republican to the 108th and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).
He was chair of the House Republican Conference (112th Congress). He was also chair of the Committee on Financial Services (113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses).