BEARD, Robin Leo, Jr., (1939 - 2007)


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BEARD, Robin Leo, Jr., a Representative from Tennessee; born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., August 21, 1939; attended Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tenn.; B.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1961; United States Marine Corps, first lieutenant, 1962-1965; United States Marine Corps Reserves; State commissioner of personnel, 1970-1972; delegate to Tennessee State Republican convention, 1972; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; assistant secretary general for defense support, NATO, Brussels, 1984-1987 and 1992-1995; president of an import-export company in Washington, D.C.; senior fellow, Croton Institute; died on June 16, 2007, in Charleston, S. C.