Bobby Ray " Bob" Etheridge ( born August 7, 1941 at Sampson County, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 1997 and 2011 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After the Cleveland School and the High School Bob Etheridge studied until 1965 at the Campbell University in Buies Creek. He then continued his studies at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Between 1965 and 1967 he served in the U.S. Army. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.
Between 1972 and 1976, Etheridge was District ( County Commissioner) in Harnett County; 1978 to 1988 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Then he was 1988-1996 as Superintendent of Public Instruction Education Minister of his state. In the congressional elections of 1996, Etheridge was in the second constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Funderburk on 3 January 1997. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2011 seven legislative sessions. In his time as a congressman of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. Etheridge was a member of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Ways and Means, and in two sub-committees.
In the congressional elections of 2010, he lost the Republican Renee Ellmers. This defeat was in the national trend in favor of the Republican Party. On 1 February 2011 was appointed director of the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment Bob Etheridge of Governor Beverly Perdue, an authority that is responsible for the distribution of state funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also operates the way tobacco cultivation and a hardware store.