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Lawyer , United States Representative from Virginia

Eric Ivan Cantor, United States Representative from Virginia, lawyer. Named one of The 50 Most Powerful People in District of Columbia, Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine, 2009.


Cantor, Eric Ivan was born on June 6, 1963 in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


Bachelor, George Washington University, 1985. Juris Doctor, College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1988. Master of Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1989.


Member District 73 Virginia House of Delegates, 1992-2001. Member United States Congress from 7th Virginia District, since 2001. Chairman Congressional Task Force on Terrorism & Unconventional Warfare, since 2001.

Chief deputy whip United States Congress from 7th Virginia District, 2003—2009, assistant minority leader (minority whip), 2009—2011, majority leader, since 2011.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Kevin McCarthy & Paul Ryan): Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, 2010.


Married Diana Marcy Fine, 1989. Children: Evan, Jenna, Michael.

Diana Marcy Fine

Evan Cantor

Jenna Cantor

Michael Cantor