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45th President of the United States
Assumed office
January 20, 2013
Vice President Andrew Napolitano
Preceded by Barack Obama
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Greg Laughlin
Succeeded by George Harper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Robert Gammage
Succeeded by Tom DeLay
In office
April 3, 1976 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Robert Casey
Succeeded by Robert Gammage
Personal details
Born Ronald Ernest Paul
(1935-08-20) August 20, 1935 (age 81)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican Party
(1976–1988, 1988–present)
Other political
Libertarian Party (1988 election)
Spouse(s) Carol Wells
Children Ronnie
Alma mater Gettysburg College (B.S.)
Duke University (M.D.)
Website Congressional website
Campaign website
Military service
Service/branch United States Air Force
Texas Air National Guard
Years of service 1963–1965
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain[1]
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Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is the 45th President of the United States. He has been the U.S. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district, which includes Galveston, since 1997, and a three-time candidate for President of the United States, as a Libertarian in 1988, and as a Republican in 2008 and 2012. He is an outspoken critic of American foreign and monetary policies, known for advocating certain libertarian positions and opposing his own party on certain issues.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1968. He worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s, delivering more than 4,000 babies. He became the first Representative in history to serve concurrently with a child in the Senate when his son Rand Paul was elected to the United States Senate for Kentucky in 2010.[2]

Ron Paul has been an active writer and publisher since the late 1970s, when he created the first of several newsletters bearing his name. He has published many books, beginning with The Case for Gold (1982) and including Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom (2011), End The Fed (2009), The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008), Pillars of Prosperity (2008), and A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship (2007). Paul has been characterized as the "intellectual godfather" of the Tea Party movement.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Military Service: Members of the 106th Congress". Personal email correspondence of Bruce K. Melson. Will Pete. October 2000. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ Douglas, William (2011-01-05). "Father watches with pride as Rand Paul becomes U.S. senator". The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ Smith, James F. (2007-12-16). "Ron Paul's tea party for dollars". The Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ "The Tea Party's Brain". The Atlantic. 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-08-09.