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Richard M. Burr Edit Profile

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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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Brooke Fauth. Children: Tyler, William.

spouse:
Brooke Fauth

children:
Tyler Burr

William Burr