This category is not for articles on characters who were Speakers of the United States House of Representatives, but to group the OTL and ATL Speaker categories for supercategorization purposes. Articles on characters who held the office of Speaker should still be put into one or both of those categories, not this one.
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. The office is permitted by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, although the actual process for selecting the Speaker comes from rules adopted by the House, rather than the Constitution. Generally, the Speaker is elected from the majority party in the House. The Speaker is second in the United States presidential line of succession, after the Vice President of the United States.
Speaker of the Confederate House of RepresentativesEdit
In the brief history of the Confederate States (1861-1865), Thomas Bocock was the only Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives, serving 1862-1865. He appears in The Guns of the South, still holding that office in 1868. While Southern Victory introduces various Confederate Congressmen, none of them holds the office of House Speaker.
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.