Age: 72


Married to Carol Paul, five children


Education: BS, Gettysburg College, 1957;
MD, Duke University, 1967


Flight surgeon, United States Air Force, 1963-1965

Flight surgeon, United States Air National Guard, 1965-1968

Practicing physician specializing in obstetrics, 1968-1996

U.S. House of Representatives, 22nd district of Texas, 1979-1985

Libertarian candidate for president, 1988

U.S. House of Representatives, 14th district of Texas, 1997-present


“We should have a strong national defense. But we should stay out of
other countries’ internal affairs. Our role is not nation building,
and not to be world policeman.”

Key Issues

Iraq: Paul sets himself apart from his fellow
Republican candidates by strongly opposing the Iraq War. He calls for
the U.S. troop withdrawal.

Immigration: He wants secure borders and tighter
immigration regulations.

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