John Dennis Hastert is a former American congressman and admitted child molester who served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, representing IL-14 from 1987 to 2007. He is the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history, and is the highest-ranking politician in U.S. history to have gone to prison. Wikipedia*
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Dennis Hastert has 641 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1999 with 73 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1995 with an average of 3,193 views per program. Most appearances with Trent Lott (68), Dick Armey (52), Thomas DeLay (47). Most common tags: Republican Party, Legislative Branch, Federal Budget.