As we consider what this means for both parties and the upcoming election year, here's a look at Boehner's record by the numbers.
Brothers and sisters: 11
Years in the Ohio House of Representatives: 1985-1990
Years representing Ohio's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives: 1991-present
Years serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: 2011-2015
Number of votes he received when he ran for his third term as Speaker: 216 out of 408 votes cast
Number of Republicans who voted against him in that election: 25
Percent of time he voted with Republicans in 2014: 93.8 percent
Bills sponsored: 154
Bills co-sponsored: 1,716
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Bills he sponsored that became law: 12
Anti-abortion voting record: 100 percent
Total campaign contributions since 1991: $63,734,366
Net worth: $3.9 million (2012)
Percent of Americans who gave him a favorable rating in an August 2015 Gallup poll: 23 percent
Percent of Republican primary voters who said they're dissatisfied with the ability of Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "to achieve GOP goals" in a poll released just before his resignation: 72 percent
Times he cried on camera while serving: We lost count
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