Robert William " Bob" Goodlatte ( born September 22, 1952 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts) is an American politician. Since 1993 he represents the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bob Goodlatte visited until 1974, the Bates College in Lewiston (Maine). After a subsequent law degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington and his 1977 was admitted to the bar he began to work in this profession. Between 1977 and 1979 he was on the staff of Congressman M. Caldwell Butler. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.
In the congressional elections of 1992 Goodlatte in the sixth constituency of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jim Olin on January 3, 1993. According to previously nine elections he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. He is a member of the Agriculture and Justice Committee and four subcommittees. From 2003 to 2007 he headed the Agriculture Committee. Goodlatte is also a member of five caucuses and the conservative Republican Study Committee. In 2009 he was one of the deputies who were entrusted with the implementation of a impeachment of Federal Judge Samuel B. Kent.