Karen L. Haas

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Karen L. Haas
34th and 36th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Lorraine C. Miller
In office
December 1, 2005 – February 15, 2007
Preceded by Jeff Trandahl
Succeeded by Lorraine C. Miller
Personal details
Born (1962-04-13) April 13, 1962 (age 55)
Catonsville, Maryland
Alma mater University of Maryland
Website Clerk of the House

Karen Lehman Haas (born April 13, 1962)[1] is an American government affairs official who has served as the 34th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives from December 2005 to February 2007. She is also the 36th and current Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, returning to office in January 2011 with the start of the 112th Congress.

A native of Catonsville, Maryland, Karen Lehman Haas graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in economics. She is a former floor assistant to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and served from 1984 to 1994 as Executive and Legislative Assistant to Bob Michel while he was the Republican Minority Leader.[2] Haas worked as a lobbyist for ABC/Disney and also has experience as a government affairs director for several corporate entities.


  1. ^ Almanac of the Unelected 2011, Struglinski and Friedman, eds., 23rd ed., Berman Press, Lanham, Maryland, page 16.
  2. ^ George Mason University History News Network. NCH Washington Update Vol. 11, No. 46 (2 December 2005). Accessed 22 May 2006.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Jeff Trandahl
Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 2005—February 2007
Succeeded by
Lorraine Miller
Preceded by
Lorraine Miller
Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
January 2011 – present
Succeeded by