Ron Paul Fast FactsSubmitted by DeMolay on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 14:33
Here's an in-depth look at the life of former presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Ron Paul.
Birth date: August 20, 1935
Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Birth name: Ronald Ernest Paul
Father: Howard Paul, dairy farmer
Mother: Margaret Paul, dairy farmer
Marriage: Carol (Wells) Paul (February 1, 1957-present)
Children: Ronald Jr.; Lori; Rand, Robert; Joy
Education: Gettysburg College, B.A., Biology, 1957; Duke University Medical Center, M.D., 1961
Military Service: United States Air Force, 1963 -1965, Flight Surgeon; United State Air National Guard, 1965 -1968
Practiced obstetrics and gynecology and has delivered more than 4,000 babies.
Opposes abortion, but believes it's a matter best handled by states.
Believes in dramatically reducing the size of the federal government and eliminating government agencies.
Never voted for legislation unless the proposed measure was expressly authorized by the Constitution; was known as "Dr No." for this policy.
Voted against the Patriot Act.
Advocates a non-inflationary gold standard.
Has called for America's participation in NATO to end.
Is the first representative in U.S. history to serve alongside his/her child serving in the Senate. His son, Rand Paul is a U.S. senator from Kentucky.