Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American politician, serving in the House of Representatives for 34 years. He was the Speaker of the House from 1977 until his retirement in 1987, making him the second longest-serving Speaker in U.S. history after Sam Rayburn.
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- All politics is local.
- All Politics Is Local: and Other Rules of the Game, Crown Books, 1993, ISBN 0812922972
- Today I promise you that I will speak gavel fairly, firmly, and with responsibility. Always respecting the rules and the presidents of this house.