Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
PAUL, Ronald Ernest (1935-)

PAUL, RONALD ERNEST, (father of Rand Paul), a Representative from Texas; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 20, 1935; graduated from Dormont High School, Dormont, Pa., 1953; B.A., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa., 1957; M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., 1961; internship and residency training, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., 1961 and 1962; obstetrics and gynecology training, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1965-1968; medical doctor; United States Air Force, 1963-1965; United States Air National Guard, 1965-1968; delegate, Texas state Republican convention, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of United States Representative Robert R. Casey (April 3, 1976-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; elected to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1984, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; author; unsuccessful Libertarian Party candidate for election for President of the United States in 1988; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2008 and in 2012; was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.

Houston Public Library
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston, TX
Papers: In the Congressional Election, 1976 collection, 0.5 linear foot.
This collection consists of campaign material from Houston’s 1976 Congressional election. The two races were between Bob Gammage and Ron Paul and between Nick Gearhart and Bob Eckhardt.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reel, Videoreel, and Videocassettes: 1978-1988, 5 commercials on 1 film reel, 1 videoreel, and 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Ron Paul's campaigns for the 1978 U.S. congressional election in District 22 of Texas and the 1988 presidential election, Republican and Libertarian parties respectively.

  • Doherty, Brian. Ron Paul's Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired. New York: Broadside Books, 2012.
  • Haddad, Philip and Roger Marsh, eds. Ron Paul Speaks. With an Introduction by Ron Paul. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2008.
  • Paul, Ron. Gold, Peace, and Prosperity: The Birth of a New Currency. 1981. Reprint Edition, Auburn, AL: The Ludwig Von Mises Institute of Auburn University, 2007.
  • ___. The Case for Gold: A Minority Report of the U. S. Gold Commission. Washington, D. C.: Cato Institute, 1982.
  • ___. Abortion and Liberty. Lake Jackson, TX: Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, 1983.
  • ___. Freedom Under Siege: The U. S. Constitution After 200-Plus Years. 1987. Reprint Edition, Auburn, AL: The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn University, 2007.
  • ___. Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View. Auburn, AL: The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn University, 2004.
  • ___. A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship. Lake Jackson, TX: Foundation for Rational Economics and Education, 2007.
  • ___. The Revolution: A Manifesto. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2008.
  • ___. Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property. Auburn AL: The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn University, 2008.
  • ___. End the Fed. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
  • ___. Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2011.