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John Linder

John LinderAKA John Elmer Linder

Born: 9-Sep-1942
Birthplace: Deer River, MN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Georgia, 1993-2011

Military service: US Air Force (1967-69)

Dentist, financier, and Georgia state legislator elected to nine terms in US Congress beginning in 1993. Conservative Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality, pro-PATRIOT Act. Supported 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act; opposed 1997 Kyoto Protocol to address climate change, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Retired in 2011, and succeeded by long-time Congressional aide Rob Woodall.

Wife: Lynne

    University: BS, University of Minnesota, Duluth (1964)
    Medical School: DDS, University of Minnesota Duluth (1967)

    US Congressman, Georgia 7th (2003-11)
    US Congressman, Georgia 11th (1997-2003)
    US Congressman, Georgia 4th (1993-97)
    Georgia State House of Representatives (1982-90)
    Georgia State House of Representatives (1976-80)
    Linder Financial Corp. President (1977-92)
    Practicing dentist (1969-82)
    American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Honorary Committee
    American Legislative Exchange Council
    Bush-Cheney '04
    George W. Bush for President
    Huckabee for President
    John McCain 2008
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)

    An Inconvenient Tax (15-Apr-2011) · Himself

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Author of books:
FairTax, the Truth: Answering the Critics (2008, politics; with Neal Boortz and Rob Woodall)

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