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Ron Paul is an American author, physician, and former politician. He served as the US representative for Texas' 14th and 22nd congressional districts. He represented the 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985, and then represented the 14th congressional district, which included Galveston, from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012. Paul is a critic of the federal government's fiscal policies, especially the existence of the Federal Reserve and the tax policy, as well as the military-industrial complex and the War on Drugs. Paul has also been a vocal critic of mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance programs. Paul was the first chairman of the conservative PAC Citizens for a Sound Economy and has been characterized as the "intellectual godfather" of the Tea Party movement.
A native of the Pittsburgh suburb of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, Paul is a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1968. He worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s to the 1980s. He became the first Representative in history to serve concurrently with a son or daughter in the Senate when his son, Rand Paul, was elected to the US Senate from Kentucky in 2010.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul Dame on 12-08-16

A concise primer on a great man

This is nice concise primer on the life of Dr. Ron Paul. I'm a big fan of Dr. Paul, but learned a lot about his early life from this audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sally on 11-25-17

Nice summary of Ron Paul's life

The highlights of Ron Paul's life were clearly presented by the narrator. An enjoyable audio book.

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