John Linder

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John Elmer Linder, a Republican, has represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2011.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Linder voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Fair Tax Act of 2007

On January 4, 2007, Linder introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2007. The bill would abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), repeal the federal income tax, all corporate taxes, capitol gains, employment taxes (Social Security and Medicare), estate and gift taxes and enact a national sales tax of 23% to be administered primarily by the states. As of March 1, 2007, the bill had collected 56 cosponsors, and had been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. [2]

Main article: Fair Tax Act of 2007


Linder was born December 9, 1942 in Deer River, Minnesota. He was educated at the University of Minnesota, served in the United States Air Force, and was a dentist, president of a lending institution and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives before entering the House.

Linder is coauthor of The FairTax Book with radio talk show host Neal Boortz. The book discusses HR25 also known as The Fair Tax which he sponsored.

Georgia gained two seats after the 2000 census, but the Georgia state legislature produced a map intended to produce a congressional delegation of seven Democrats and six Republicans. Linder and fellow Republican Bob Barr were drawn into a heavily Republican district that, while retaining Barr's district number (the 7th), contained more of the territory Linder had represented in what had been the 4th District from 1993 to 1997 and the 11th District since 1997. Linder handily defeated Barr in the 2002 Republican primary and ran unopposed in 2004.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Allan Burns to face Linder in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) Linder retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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Wikipedia also has an article on John Linder. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-4041 Fax: 202-224-9750
    Webform email
District offices
  • Duluth, GA 30097-8171
    Ph: 770-232-3005 Fax: (none entered)
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See also


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on Rep. Linder bill, 110th Congress

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