After a long and brilliant career in the US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde of Illinois announces he will retire at the end of his term in 2006.
Among his many accomplishments including chairing the House International Relations Committee, serving on the House Judiciary Committee and more famously known for being the chief manager in the impeachment against Clinton.
His national profile rose again in 1998 when he was the chief manager of the House impeachment case against Clinton. Some Democrats thought the former Chicago defense attorney with a strong reputation for fairness was the best possible person the Democratic president could expect to see in the job.
But while the Senate was unwilling to remove Clinton from office, Hyde said Clinton should be held accountable for lying under oath.
However, Henry Hyde’s career was much more than that. Here’s a list of his many accomplishments during his 32 years of distinguished service to our country.
Thank you Representative Hyde, you will be missed.