University of Southern California
Frater Bob Barr (Opportunity Out of Defeate Club) represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and now practices law in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob is Chairman of Liberty Guard, Inc. a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting individual liberty. He also serves Of Counsel with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger in Jasper, Georgia, and heads a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, Inc., also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob is a registered Mediator and Arbitrator and teaches constitutional law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
From 2003 to 2008, he occupied the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union. He is a member of The Constitution Project’s Initiative on Liberty and Security. From 2003 to 2005 Bob was a member of a project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government addressing matters of privacy and security. Barr serves as a board member for Privacy International, a privacy watchdog group headquartered in London. Recognizing Bob Barr’s leadership in privacy matters, former New York Times columnist William Safire called him “Mr. Privacy.” Barr was the Libertarian Party nominee for President in 2008.
Frater Barr serves on the board of directors for the National Rifle Association, and is on the advisory board for 1Force, a company providing domestic and international security. Bob also is a member of the Cobb County Citizens Oversight Committee and the Georgia Public Safety Commission.
Bob has appeared on virtually every major cable and network television program dealing with public policy matters, and has served as a regular contributor for CNN. He writes regularly for The Daily Caller, and has been a columnist and blogger for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Congressman Barr writes occasional pieces for other publications as well, and has hosted a nationally-syndicated weekly radio show. He is the author of three books: “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton,” “Patriot Nation: Bob Barr’s Laws of the Universe Volume One,” and “Lessons in Liberty.” He is a member of the board of advisors for The Texas Review of Law and Politics at the University of Texas Law School.
Bob was appointed by President Reagan as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (1986-90), and served as President of Southeastern Legal Foundation (1990-91). He was an official with the CIA from 1971-78. Additionally, he has served as an official member of the U.S. delegation at several United Nations conferences on firearms.
Bob Barr was awarded his law degree from Georgetown University; his master's degree from The George Washington University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. He and his wife Jeri live just outside Atlanta, Georgia.