Robin Beard

Robin Leo Beard, Jr. ( born August 21, 1939 in Knoxville, Tennessee, † June 16, 2007 in Charleston, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1973 and 1983 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robin Beard attended Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville and then studied until 1961 at Vanderbilt University. Between 1962 and 1965 he was a member of the Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of lieutenant. After that, he was a member of the reserve force of this. Between 1970 and 1972, Beard was State Representative of the Government of Tennessee for personnel matters.

Politically Beard was a member of the Republican Party. In 1972 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, was nominated to the President Richard Nixon for re-election. In the same year he took part in Tennessee also on regional Republican convention. In the congressional elections of 1972, Beard was the sixth election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Anderson on January 3, 1973. After four elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1983, five were legislatures. In this time were, among others, the end of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

1982 renounced Beard on another candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he aspired to a seat in the U.S. Senate, but he was defeated by Democratic incumbent Jim Sasser with 38:62 percent of the vote. In the years 1984 to 1987 and again from 1992 to 1995 he was one of the deputy secretaries-general of NATO in Brussels. He then became head of an import - export company. The married Catherine Beard politician died on June 16, 2007 of a brain tumor.