If you're from New York City you might think of him first as the congressman from Queens who never backed down from a fight for the city or its people.
"I will not yield. I will not yield," he once said.
But if you are not from New York - and let's face it even if you are - what you probably remember most is the bulging underpants, the famous photo, published from the congressman's public Twitter account that made him a household name and a punchline back in 2011.
Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress and his public profile might have ended there, but it didn't.