Bob Barr
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Bob Barr

Libertarian

Republican and Libertarian politician

Smyrna, Georgia
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Bob Barr

Republican and Libertarian politician
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73
Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
GAResidence (state)

Robert Laurence Barr Jr. (born November 5, 1948) is an American attorney and politician. He served as a federal prosecutor and as a Congressman. He represented Georgia's 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2003. Barr attained national prominence as one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. During his time in the House of Representatives, he famously authored the Defense of Marriage Act, which was later overturned. Barr joined the Libertarian Party in 2006 and served on its National Committee. He was the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election. Barr announced his return to the Republican party in December 2011. He lost a subsequent bid in 2014 for a Congressional seat.

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Experience

Education

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Georgetown University
Juris Doctor
1977
George Washington University
Master of Arts
1972
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts
1970
Georgetown University Law Center

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
1994 - 2002
Sought Republican Nomination
United States Senate
1992
Chair
Republican Party, Cobb County, Georgia
1985 - 1986
Sought Republican Nomination
Georgia State House of Representatives
1984
Assistant Majority Whip
United States House of Representatives
Speaker
All American Speakers Bureau
Current
Attorney
1978-1986
1991 - 1994
United States Attorney
Northern District of Georgia
1986 - 1990
Analyst
Central Intelligence Agency
1971 - 1978
Adjunct Professor
Kennesaw State University
Columnist
Atlantic Journal Constitution
Contributing Editor
The American Spectator

Other Experience

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Board Member
Privacy International
Current
Member of the Board of Advisors
Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy
Current
21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy
American Conservative Union
2003 - 2008
Board of Directors
National Rifle Association
1997 - Current
President
Southeastern Legal Foundation
1990 - 1991
Congressional Chapter
Civil Air Patrol
Experience
Policy Committee
Member
Pro-Life Caucus
Member
National Republican Congressional Committee
Member
Conservative Action Team
Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Criminal Justice

Campaign Funding

2014
20
14
$926,626
Total Raised
$925,818
Total Spent
$808
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics