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Gephardt Drops Out of Presidential Race
After finishing a disappointing fourth in the Iowa caucuses, Richard A. Gephardt formally ended his bid for the Democratic nomination and announced he will retire after finishing his term in Congress.
 Post Profile of Richard Gephardt
 In His Own Words
 Richard Gephardt's Life in Photos
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) (AFP File)

 Live Discussion With Gephardt: Transcript
 Defining Issues: Gephardt Keeps Talking Trade

___ Richard A. Gephardt Bio ___
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Born: January 31, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo.
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Jane Byrnes Gephardt; three children
Education: Northwestern U., B.S. 1962; U. of Michigan, J.D. 1965
Career: Lawyer
Political Highlights: St. Louis Board of Aldermen, 1971-76; U.S. House, 1977-present (minority leader, 1995-2002)
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In the News
Gephardt Ends Bid for White House: Departure Triggers Fight for Mo. Primary (Post, Jan. 21, 2004)

Gephardt Quits Presidential Race (Post, Jan. 20, 2004; 2:50 PM)

'Old-Style' Democrat Sees Time, Voters Pass Him By (Post, Jan. 20, 2004)

Rallying the Faithful At the Union Hall (Post, Jan. 19, 2004)

For Gephardt, No End to Talk Of a Last Stand (Post, Jan. 19, 2004)

Gephardt Rips Dean Remarks (Post, Jan. 16, 2004; 8:01 AM)

As Iowa Voting Nears, New Attack Ads Appear (Post, Jan. 14, 2004)

For Gephardt, Staid's the Course: Battling Dean in Iowa, Congressman Banks on Experience (Post, Jan. 10, 2004)

A Double-Edged Swipe at Dean: Gephardt Questions Rival's Health Care Record and Temperament (Post, Jan. 3, 2004)

Gephardt Says Bush 'Worries Me': Democrat Critical of President's Foreign Policy Expertise (Post, Jan. 1, 2004)

Gephardt: 'I'm Going to Win Iowa' (Post, Jan. 1, 2004)

Gephardt Keeps Talking Trade: Candidate Hopes to Reprise '88 Iowa Victory (Post, Dec. 27, 2003)

Gephardt Wins S.C. Backing; Kerry Attacks Dean on War (Post, Dec. 11, 2003)

Gephardt Hoping Populist Message Resonates Again in Iowa (Post, Dec. 11, 2003)

Union Leaders Want Gephardt Aide Fired: Labor Chiefs Allege Retaliation Threats (Post, Dec. 4, 2003)

Two See Iowa as Crucial Battleground (Post, Nov. 29, 2003)

Gephardt Takes Out Ad In Iowa to Respond to Dean (Post, Nov. 23, 2003)

GOP Sees Gephardt as Toughest Rival for Bush: Many Say Midwest Is Key to Election (Post, Oct. 21, 2003)

Promising a Change of Direction: Gephardt Adopts Policies That Other Democrats Shun (Post, Aug. 22, 2003)

Gephardt Goes After AFL-CIO Endorsement: Winning Union's Support Is No Easy Task (Post, Aug. 4, 2003)

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