Bob Barr

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Bob Barr
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byBuddy Darden
Succeeded byJohn Linder
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byLarry Thompson
Succeeded byJoe Whitley
Personal details
Robert Laurence Barr Jr.

(1948-11-05) November 5, 1948 (age 74)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 2004, 2011–present)
Independent (2004–2006)
Libertarian (2006–2011)
Spouse(s)First spouse (Divorced 1976)
Gail Barr (1976–1986)
Jeri Dobbin (1986–present)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
George Washington University
Georgetown University

Robert Laurence "Bob" Barr, Jr.[1] (born November 5, 1948) is the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election.[2] He is a former federal prosecutor and a former member of the United States House of Representatives.[3] He represented Georgia's 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2003.[3][4]

Barr is known as one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.[3] Barr joined the Libertarian Party in 2006,[5] and until May 2008[source?] served on its National Committee.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mr. Robert Laurence Barr Jr". Member Directory. State Bar of Georgia. May 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. "Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee" (Press release). Libertarian National Committee. 2008-05-25. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "BARR, Bob - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Congress of the United States. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  4. "Meet Bob". Barr '08 - Liberty for America. Barr 2008 Presidential Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  5. Evans, Ben (2006-12-15). "Ex-Rep. Barr Quits GOP for Libertarians". CBS News. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  6. "Former Congressman Bob Barr Accepts Leadership Position within the Libertarian Party" (Press release). Libertarian National Committee. 2006-12-15. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-15.

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