Henry Hyde's mistress was Cheri Snodgrass.

The august Congressman, supposedly famous for his integrity, now describes the affair as a "youthful indiscretion". In fact, Hyde was 41 when the affair started, and nearly 50 when it ended. Hyde is a well-known religious conservative whose web site boasts of his "deep religious beliefs". In 1994, Hyde was given an award, the Catholic American of the Year, by the Catholic Campaign for America.

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