Rep. Ron Paul on Careers in Politics

As part of a project sponsored by C-SPAN and Comcast Cable to encourage dialog between students and national figures, Representative Ron… read more

As part of a project sponsored by C-SPAN and Comcast Cable to encourage dialog between students and national figures, Representative Ron Paul talked to students at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. Topics included the beginnings of his political career, the Constitution, and monetary policy. Following his remarks he answered questions from the students.

Rep. Ron Paul is a Republican congressman from Texas. He was first elected in 1975 and retired from office in 1985. He returned to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1997.

Rep. Paul has twice run for president. He most recently ran for the Republican nomination in 2008. In 1988, he was the Libertarian Party candidate.

He started his professional career as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, and later moved into the private sector as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has delivered over 4000 babies in that capacity.

Rep. Paul graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 27, 2009
Last Aired:
May 28, 2009

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  • May 27, 2009 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 2009 | 7:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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