About this Famous Person
U.S. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district, and a three-time candidate for President of the United States
Source : Tim DOWLING
Ronald Ernest Paul was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Howard Caspar Paul, who ran a small dairy company, and Margaret (née Dumont) Paul. His paternal great-grandparents emigrated from Germany, and his mother was of German and Irish ancestry.
As a junior at suburban Dormont High School, he was the 220-yard dash state champion. He graduated from Gettysburg College, with a B.S. degree in Biology in 1957.
After earning a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University's School of Medicine in 1961, and completed his medical internship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the United States Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968.
Paul and his wife then relocated to Texas, where he began a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology. He refused to accept Medicaid or Medicare payments; he routinely lowered fees for patients who could not afford to pay.
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