Gregory Harper

Former Representative from Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District

Gregory Harper

Gregory Harper

Former Representative from Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District

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Gregg Harper took the Oath of Office on January 5, 2011, to serve his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, after having been first elected to the House in November of 2008. Gregg has lived in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife of 32 years, Sidney, and their two children, Livingston and Maggie. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, where Gregg serves as a deacon.

Gregg serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is a member of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Additionally, he has been appointed by Speaker John Boehner to serve his second term on the Committee on House Administration, where he serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Elections, and to the Committee on Ethics. For the past two terms in Congress, his peers have elected him as their class’s representative on the Republican Steering Committee.

Prior to his swearing-in, Harper practiced law for 27 years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland, and also served on the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board. Gregg is active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.

The son of a former petroleum engineer and a mom who worked two days a week until she was 88 years old, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of a solid education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College, where Gregg majored in Chemistry and then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.

It is Gregg Harper’s desire to serve the State of Mississippi and our country with honor and integrity. In his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is committed to advocating conservative values in the important tasks and challenges facing America.

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Pearl, MS, United States

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1

Birthday

06/01/1956 - Jackson, MS, United States

Age

64

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Gregory Harper
Former Representative from Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District
Education
Degree in Law
Class of 1981

The University of Mississippi School of Law, also known as Ole Miss Law, is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The School of Law opened in 1854 and is the fourth-oldest state-supported law school in the country. In 2009, National Jurist Magazine rated the University of Mississippi School of Law among the top five "best value law schools" in the United States. The law school is home to five auxiliary law programs: the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, the Mississippi Innocence Project, the Mississippi Law Research Institute, and the Mississippi Judicial College.

Attendee
Class of 1956
Graduate

mississippi college seeks to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence & commitment to the cause of Christ.

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Current

The Congressional Steel Caucus is a caucus of the United States Congress. Founded in the early 1970s by Representatives John Murtha (D-PA) and Ralph Regula (R-OH), this bi-partisan coalition promotes the health and stability of the domestic steel industry, as well as the interests of its workforce. The House Steel Caucus is extremely active on Capitol Hill, frequently holding policy-forums, media briefings, and hearings regarding issues affecting domestic steel producers and their downstream counterparts.

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The National Rifle Association of America provides rifle education and training programs. It also publishes magazines such as America's 1st freedom, American hunter, and women's outlook. The company was founded by William C. Church and George Wingate in 1871 and is headquartered in Fairfax, VA.

Political Donations Received
$1,000
2017
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2017
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2017
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