Richard Burr

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Richard Burr
Richard Burr official portrait (cropped).jpg
United States Senator
from North Carolina
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Serving with Thom Tillis
Preceded byJohn Edwards
Chairman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byDianne Feinstein
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byStephen Neal
Succeeded byVirginia Foxx
Personal details
Born(1955-11-30)November 30, 1955
Charlottesville, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Brooke Fauth
Children2
Alma materWake Forest University
Signature
Websitewww.burr.senate.gov

Richard Burr (born November 30, 1955) is the senior United States Senator from North Carolina. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2005. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005.[1] Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.[2] He succeeded Dianne Feinstein as chairman in January 2015.[3]

In July 2016, Burr said that he would not run for re-election in 2022.[4]

Burr was born on November 30, 1955 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He graduated from the Wake Forest University. He is married to Brooke Fauth. They have two children.

On February 13, 2021 Burr voted that no longer Republican President Donald Trump was guilty of starting the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol. He and six other Republican senators also voted that Trump was guilty. This was after the House of Representatives Second impeachment of Donald Trump.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Burr, Richard M." Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. Dustin Volz; Daniel Newhauser (18 May 2015). "Burr Preps NSA Backup Plan as House Threatens to Leave Town". National Journal Group Inc. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Renee Schoff (12 December 2014). "Richard Burr, incoming head of Senate intelligence, plans scrutiny of CIA". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. Campbell, Colin (July 20, 2016). "US Sen. Richard Burr says 2016 will be his last run for elected office". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  5. "7 Republicans found Trump 'guilty' of inciting Capitol riot. They explain their vote". Retrieved 14 February 2021.

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