GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Republican presidential candidate and Gettysburg College graduate Ron Paul will visit Gettysburg on April 11.
Paul will give a talk at 11:30 a.m. at the college's Majestic Theater at 25 Carlisle St., one block north of Lincoln Square. The talk is free and open to the public. Tickets will not be issued for the event. Admission will be on a first come, first seated basis. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Paul will also receive a tour of Gettysburg College's campus earlier that morning.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Paul is a 1957 graduate of Gettysburg College, where he majored in biology and was a member of the swimming and track teams and Lambda Chi Alpha. He received the college's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981. After graduating from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1961, he served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He moved to Texas in 1968 with his wife Carol and began his medical practice. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, he has delivered more than 4,000 babies. Paul entered politics in the late 1970s, serving in Congress through the 1980s. Paul's limited-government ideals were not popular in Washington, D.C. During that time, he served on the House Financial Services Committee, where he took strong positions on monetary policy and was an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve. He advocated pro-life and pro-family values. Paul consistently voted to lower or abolish federal taxes, spending and regulation, and promoted the return of government to what he sees as its proper constitutional levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his House seat and returned to his medical practice.
Paul returned to the House of Representatives in 1997. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and Foreign Affairs. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government.
Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.
By: Kendra Martin
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