Bob McEwen

Robert D. "Bob" McEwen ( born January 12, 1950 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio) is an American politician. Between 1981 and 1993 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bob McEwen attended the common schools and the Hillsboro High School. Then he studied until 1972 at the University of Miami in Florida. He was then for two years vice-president of operating in the real estate company Boebinger Inc., which belonged to his wife Elizabeth of the family. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. Between 1974 and 1980 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1980, McEwen was the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Bill Harsha on 3 January 1981. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1993 six legislative periods. There he was at times a member of the Committee on Public Works, Transport Committee and the Veterans Committee. He was considered a conservative MP, who advocated the strengthening of the military. He also campaigned for the improvement of infrastructure in his constituency one. McEwen was a staunch opponent of communism. In 1991 he traveled to Tbilisi in Georgia, where he personally took part in the destruction of the communist hammer and sickle symbols. He was also strong for a committee of inquiry to investigate the fate of American prisoners of war and missing the Vietnam War. In 1987, Bob McEwen with the idea of ​​running for the U.S. Senate, but he rejected again. In the early 1990s he was involved in the so-called House Banking Scandal. That was one of the reasons for his deselection in 1992.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to McEwen betätogte as a lobbyist and consultant in Washington. He also gave political lectures. In 2006 he became an adviser to a law firm. In the presidential election of 2004, he campaigned for President George W. Bush. In 2006, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for the congressional elections. With his wife Elizabeth he had four children.