Paul Ryan

Born: Jan. 29, 1970; Janesville, Wisconsin

House of Representatives: Elected 54th Speaker of the House, Oct. 29, 2015; elected to House in 1998, represents Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District; current chairman of House Ways and Means Committee and Joint Committee on Taxation; served as chairman of the House Budget Committee,  2011 to 2015

National politics: Republican nominee for vice president in 2012

Education: Joseph A. Craig High School, Janesville; economics and political science degree, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, 1992

Personal life: Wife Janna, three children

Religion: Roman Catholic

Source: U.S. House of Representatives