Ronald Ernest Paul is an American author, physician, retired politician, and presidential candidate. He served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985. Paul also served as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was the first Representative in history to serve concurrently with a child in Congress when his son, Rand Paul, was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 2010.
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Ronald Ernest Paul is an American author, physician, retired politician, and presidential candidate. He served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985. Paul also served as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was the first Representative in history to serve concurrently with a child in Congress when his son, Rand Paul, was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 2010. Paul is a self-described constitutionalist and critic of the federal government’s fiscal policies. He has been characterized as the \”intellectual godfather\” of the Tea Party movement, a fiscally conservative political movement that is largely against most matters of interventionism. Paul received one electoral vote from a Texas faithless elector in the 2016 presidential election, making him the oldest person to receive an electoral vote, as well as the second registered Libertarian presidential candidate in historyto receive an Electoral College vote, after John Hospers in 1972. He is a Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, and has published a number of books and promoted the ideas of economists of the Austrian School such as Murray Rothbard, Friedrich Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises during his political campaigns. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the. United States Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the United. States Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. In January 2013, Paul retired from Congress but still remains active on college campuses, giving speeches promoting his libertarian vision.
He also continues to provide political commentary through The Ron Paul Liberty Report, a web show he co-hosts on YouTube. Paul was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Gettysburg College. He graduated with a B. S. degree in Biology in 1957, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine in 1961, and completed his medical internship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. He came to know Hans Hans Sennholz and Murray Rothzbard through his study of economics. He became the first chairman of the conservative PAC Citizens for a Sound Economy, a free-market group focused on limited government. Paul lost the next election to Democrat Robert Gammage by fewer than 15 votes but later became a Republican candidate for the 22nd district. In 1971, Paul decided to enter politics and became a candidate for United States Congress. He lost the regular election after a runoff election. In 1974, Paul was appointed to the Federal Maritime Commission and won an April 1976 special election to fill a vacant office after President Richard Nixon ended the American dollar’s loose association with gold on August 15, 1971. In 1976, Paul became a U.N. Messenger. In 1978, he was elected as a member for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In 1980, he became a Member of the International Commission on Human Rights.
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