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Richard Burr
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United States Senator
from North Carolina
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Serving with Thom Tillis
Preceded by John Edwards
Chairman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Dianne Feinstein
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Stephen Neal
Succeeded by Virginia Foxx
Personal details
Born (1955-11-30)November 30, 1955
Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brooke Fauth
Children 2
Alma mater Wake Forest University
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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. Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He succeeded Dianne Feinstein as chairman in January 2015.

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

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.

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