Bob Inglis

Robert Durden "Bob" Inglis ( born October 11, 1959 in Savannah, Georgia ) is an American politician. Between 1993 and 1999 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. This mandate he held from 2005 to 2011 again.


Bob Inglis was born in Georgia but grew up in Bluffton (South Carolina). There he attended the May River Academy. Then he studied until 1981 at Duke University in Durham (North Carolina). After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his admission to the bar he began to work in his new profession.

Politically, Inglis joined the Republican Party. In Greenville County, he was a board member of his party. He was in the fourth constituency of South Carolina in 1992 in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Liz J. Patterson on January 3, 1993. After two re- election he was able to exercise this mandate until January 3, 1999. In 1998 he gave up another candidacy. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

In the following years Inglis again worked as a lawyer. He specialized in commercial and real estate law. In the congressional elections of 2004, he was re-elected in the fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he broke on 3 January 2005 from the to the Senate exchanged Jim DeMint, who in turn had taken over the mandate in 1999 by Inglis. In Congress itself Inglis sat for a law against online gambling one. In his second term as congressman himself Inglis showed more liberal than in his first term. In 2007 he was one of 17 Republican members who voted with the Democrats against a troop surge in Iraq. Bob Inglis was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Science and Technology Committee and in five sub-committees. On January 3, 2011 Inglis resigned from the Congress.

With his wife Mary Anne Inglis he has five children. Privately, he lives in Travelers Rest