Steny Hamilton Hoyer is a Representative from Maryland. He was born in New York City on June 14, 1939.
He received his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1963, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966.
He worked as a lawyer before serving in the Maryland state senate from 1966-1979, and was president from 1975-1979;.
He was a member of the Maryland state board for higher education from 1978-1981, and was a delegate to Democratic National Conventions, in 1968, 1974, 1976, and 1984.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy created by H. Res. 80, which declared United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellmans seat vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (May 19, 1981-present).
He was chair of the House Democratic Caucus from the 101-103rd Congresses, and majority leader from the 110-111th Congresses