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Bob Etheridge

Bob EtheridgeAKA Bobby Ray Etheridge

Born: 7-Aug-1941
Birthplace: Sampson County, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from North Carolina, 1997-2011

Military service: US Army (1965-67)

Tobacco farmer and school administrator elected to seven terms in Congress, beginning in 1997. Moderate Democrat, frequently voting against abortion rights, gay rights, gun rights. Back-bencher who chaired no committees and counted voting to supply bulletproof vests for local law enforcement as a key accomplishment. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War authorization, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, and 2010 health care reform; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment. Made headlines in June 2010, when he was caught on video physically roughing up an opposition camera crew on a DC sidewalk, after being asked a single question — "Do you fully support the Obama agenda?". Defeated for re-election in 2010 and succeeded by Renee Ellmers.

Wife: Faye Cameron Etheridge (two sons, one daughter)
Son: Brian
Daughter: Catherine
Son: David

    High School: Cleveland School, Clayton, NC
    University: BS Business Administration, Campbell University (1965)
    University: North Carolina State University (graduate studies, 1967)

    US Congressman, North Carolina 2nd (3-Jan-1997 to 3-Jan-2011)
    North Carolina State Official Supt. of Public Instruction (1988-96)
    North Carolina State House of Representatives (1978-88)
    North Carolina State Official Commissioner, Harnett County, NC (1972-76)
    Boy Scouts of America Local Scoutmaster
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Freemasonry Lillington Lodge #302
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Silver Beaver
    New Democrat Movement House New Democrat Coalition

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