|Occupation||Chairman of House of Representatives Financial Services subcommittee|
Ron Paul was named chairman of the House subcommittee on domestic monetary policy in December of 2010 by his fellow Republicans. The subcommittee oversees the U.S. Federal Reserve as well as the currency and the valuation of the dollar. 
Paul embraces the Austrian school of economic thought, which holds that the government has no role in regulating the economy. A libertarian, he has advocated greater civil liberties, including the decriminalization of marijuana, and was opposed to the U.S.-Iraq war.
He has been a member of Congress for 20 years, and he ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is also an obstetrician. 
He is the father of Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky, the Tea Party movement’s most high-profile winner.
Paul graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelors in Science. He went on to receive an M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine.