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Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.)

  • District: 6th District, North central -- parts of Greensboro, High Point and Burlington
  • Residence: Greensboro
  • Born: March 18, 1931; Greensboro, N.C.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Appalachian State Teachers' College, attended 1949-50 (history); Guilford College, A.B. 1958 (history); U. of North Carolina, J.D. 1962
  • Military Service: Coast Guard 1952-56; Coast Guard Reserve 1960-82; Coast Guard 1977-78
  • Political Highlights: N.C. House, 1969-70; assistant U.S. attorney, 1969-73; N.C. Department of Revenue secretary, 1973-77; Republican nominee for N.C. treasurer, 1976; N.C. House, 1979-84; U.S. House, 1985-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1984 (15th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet - Chairman; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit)
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State Information: 6th District, North central -- parts of Greensboro, High Point and Burlington

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Howard Coble (R) 222,116 60.9%
Tony Foriest (D) 142,467 39.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 58%
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 56%

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