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Ron Paul
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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 Randy Webber
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 R. Casey
Succeeded by Robert Gammage
Personal details
Ronald Ernest Paul

(1935-08-20) August 20, 1935 (age 86)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican (1976–1988, 2012-2013)
Libertarian (1988 Presidential Election, 2015-present)
Spouse(s) Carolyn "Carol" Paul
Children Ronald "Ronnie" Paul, Jr.
Lori Paul Pyeatt
Randal "Rand" Paul
Robert Paul
Joy Paul-LeBlanc
Residence Lake Jackson, Texas
Alma mater Gettysburg College (B.S.)
Duke University (M.D.)
Profession Physician, Politician
Signature Ron Paul signature.svg
Website U.S. House of Representatives Office of Ron Paul
Military service
Branch/service United States Air Force
United States Air National Guard
Years of service 1963–1965

Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American Libertarian. He was formerly a Congressman from the state of Texas. He is retired but still travels around giving speeches about his beliefs.


He ran for President of the United States in 1988, 2008, and 2012 but he was defeated all three times. He has called himself a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party.

He is for reducing or removing most taxes and removing many government rules about how people may live and spend their money. He does not want the United States military going into or attacking other countries, but instead wants it to only stop others from attacking the United States. He also believes that the United States currency should not be controlled by the Federal Reserve, which is the central bank of the United States. He wants people to be allowed to use any currency they want when buying and selling.


His son Rand Paul is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky and 2016 presidential candidate.


In September 2020, Paul was hospitalized after having a minor stroke while livestreaming online in Texas.

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