Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ARMEY, Richard Keith (1940-)

ARMEY, RICHARD KEITH, a Representative from Texas; born in Cando, Towner County, N. Dak., July 7, 1940; graduated from Cando High School, Cando, N. Dak., 1958; B.A., Jamestown College, Jamestown, N. Dak., 1963; M.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N. Dak., 1964; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1968; professor, University of Montana, Missoula, Mont.; assistant professor, West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Canyon, Tex.; assistant professor, Austin College, Sherman, Tex.; faculty and administrator, University of North Texas, Denton, Tex.; distinguished fellow of the Fisher Institute, Dallas, Tex.; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 2003); majority leader (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Seventh Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.

University of Oklahoma
The Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: ca. 1939-2002, 78 cubic feet.
The Richard K. Armey Collection contains documents, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and memorabilia. The collection spans the period 1939-2002 although most materials date from 1985 and after. Documents contained here include correspondence, legislation, publications, clippings, Internet material, press releases, reports, proceedings, invitations, and scheduling files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online: http://www.ou.edu/content/carlalbertcenter/congressional-collection/browse-by-collection.html

  • Armey, Richard K. Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2003.
  • ___. "Caveat Emptor: The Case Against the National Sales Tax." Policy Review 73 (Summer 1995): 31-35.
  • ___. "Economic Externalities and the Theories of Balanced and Unbalanced Growth."Ph. D. Diss., University of Oklahoma, 1969.
  • ___. The Flat Tax: A Citizen's Guide to the Facts on What It Will Do for You, Your Country, and Your Pocketbook. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996.
  • ___. The Freedom Revolution: The New Republican House Majority Leader Tells Why Big Government Failed. Washington: N.p., 1995.
  • ___. It's Long Enough: The Decline of Popular Government Under Forty Years of Single-Party Control of the U.S. House of Representatives. N.p., 1994.
  • ___. Price Theory: A Policy-Welfare Approach. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1977.
  • ___. A Republican Agenda to Reverse the Clinton Crunch. Washington, D.C.: Heritage Foundation , 1996.
  • ___. "Why We Need the Flat Tax." World & I 10 (May 1995): 90-97.
  • Armey, Richard K., and Bill Archer. "The House Republicans' Great Tax Debate." International Economy 11(March-April 1997): 28-31.
  • Armey, Richard K., and Randy Tate. Freedom and Responsibility: The Role Values Play in Shaping Public Policy. Washington, D.C.: Heritage Foundation, 1996.
  • Armey, Richard K., and Matt Kibbe. Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. New York: William Morrow, 2010.
  • Gillespie, Ed and Bob Schellhas, editors. Contract with America: The Bold Plan by Rep. Newt Gingrich, Rep. Dick Armey and the House Republicans to Change the Nation. New York: Times Books, 1994.