Roscoe Bartlett

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Image:Congressman roscoe bartlett of maryland.jpg Dr. Roscoe Gardner Bartlett (born June 3 1926) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 6th district (map) of the State of Maryland since 1993. He often refers to himself not as a lawmaker but rather as a "citizen legislator."

Bartlett completed his early education in a one-room schoolhouse. He attended Columbia Union College where he majored in theology and biology and minored in chemistry with the intention of becoming a minister. Considered too young for the ministry after receiving his bachelor's degree at age 21, Bartlett was encouraged to attend graduate school at the University of Maryland, College Park. He studied anatomy, physiology, and zoology earning a Master's degree in physiology. Bartlett was then hired as a UMD faculty member and taught anatomy, physiology and zoology while earning a Ph.D. in physiology. He was elected by the sixth district of Maryland—the western and more conservative part of the state including Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties—to the United States Congress in 1992.

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Bartlett currently serves on the following U.S. House committees:

A vocal proponent of the Hubbert peak theory, Bartlett argues strongly in favor of preparation for a decline in the production of fossil fuels. He is also the only member of the Maryland delagation who is pro-life on abortion issues.

Bartlett and his wife, Ellen, have ten children and twelve grandchildren. Prior to his election to Congress, Bartlett pursued careers as a professor, research scientist and inventor, business owner, and farmer. He is a Seventh-day Adventist. Bartlett retired from teaching and building homes but continues to raise sheep and goats on his farm.

Quotes

  • "I'm not interested in politics, I'm interested in my country. I am a conservative who wants to help restore the limited federal government envisioned and established in the Constitution by our nation's founders. I want to ensure that future generations of Americans will have the same opportunities for success that I did."
  • "Upholding the Constitution, including the entire Bill of Rights, and maintaining a strong defense should be our priorities. If we don't get these priorities right, nothing else will matter."
  • "One barrel of oil, 42 gallons of oil, equals the productivity of 25,000 manhours. That is the equivalent of having 60 dedicated servants that do nothing but work for someone." [1] (Page: H1412)
  • "Not much over a third of [the scholarships] went to students that would represent the normal American. ... About a third [of the recipients] had American names." --March 3, 1993, remarks to a group of Maryland state officials at the U.S. Capitol regarding links between high-school performance and ethnic background (he later explained that he was contrasting "American names" and "Oriental names")

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Representative(s) Wayne Gilchrest (R), Dutch Ruppersberger (D), Ben Cardin (D), Albert Wynn (D), Steny Hoyer (D), Roscoe Bartlett (R), Elijah Cummings (D), Chris Van Hollen (D)

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