Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, serving as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, and as an eight-year veteran of the Committee on Financial Services. In 2008 he was the Libertarian Party nominee for President.

He practices law in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association.