Last updated on: 3/18/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bob Barr, JD Biography

Title:
Former US House Representative (R-GA) and 2008 Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“I believe that we need to produce more of our basic fuel needs right here in the U.S. We should remove prohibitions to offshore drilling and exploration in ANWR. We need to remove the government restrictions and regulations that inhibit domestic production and refining. Shale oil is another source of energy that could be available to us in the foreseeable future.”

“Election 2008: Presidential Candidate Bob Barr,” The Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Libertarian Presidential Nominee, 2008
  • Lobbyist, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), 2007-2008
  • Board Member, National Rifle Association, 1997-present
  • Practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger
  • CEO, Liberty Strategies (consulting firm)
  • 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union, 2003-2008
  • Member, Long-Term Strategy Project for Preserving Security and Democratic Norms in the War on Terrorism, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003-2005
  • US House Representative (R-GA), serving as a Senior Member of the Judiciary Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as a Member of the Committee on Financial Service, 1995-2003
  • One of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives to conduct the impeachment proceedings of US President Bill Clinton, 1998-1999
  • President, Southeastern Legal Foundation, 1990-1991
  • Head, Public Corruption Subcommittee, US Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, 1987-1990
  • Appointed by President Reagan to serve as the US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1986-1990
  • Anti-drug Coordinator, Department of Justice, Southeastern United States, 1986-1990
  • Official with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 1970-1978
Education:
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1977
  • MA, George Washington University, 1972
  • BA, University of Southern California, 1970
  • Community High School, Tehran, Iran, 1966
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Humans Substantially Responsible for Global Climate Change Today?