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Richard M. Burr

Richard M. Burr, United States Senator from North Carolina, former congressman. Named Legislation of Year, Biotechnology Industry Organization, 2002; recipient Alfred & Alma Hitchcock Tribute award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1999, Manufacturing Legislation Excellence award, National Association Manufacturers, 1999, Ground Water Protector award, National Ground Water Association, 2000, Jefferson award, Citizens for Sound Economic, 2001.


  • Burr, Richard M. was born on November 30, 1955 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Communications, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978.


    • National sales manager Carswell Distributing, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978-1994. State co-chairman North Carolina Taxpayers United, 1993-1998. Member from 5th North Carolina district United States House of Representatives, 1995—2005.

      United States Senator from North Carolina, since 2005. Member veterans' affairs, armed services, energy & natural resources, health, education, labor & pensions committees and the select committee on intelligence United States Senate.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Co-chairman Partnership Drug Free North Carolina. Board directors Brenner Children's Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Member Forsyth County Earning by Learning.

    Member of Optimist Soccer League, Rotary Club.


    • Married Brooke Fauth. Children: Tyler, William.
    • spouse: Brooke Fauth
    • children: Tyler Burr
    • William Burr
    Richard M. Burr
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    Born November 30, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1978
      Wake Forest University
    • 1978 - 1994
      National sales manager, Carswell Distributing
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1993 - 1998
      state co-chairman North Carolina Taxpayers United
    • 1995 - 2005
      member, from 5th North Carolina district United States House of Representatives
    • 2005
      United States Senator from North Carolina