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The Morris W. H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series

Speakers
Photo of Gregg Harper

November 1, 2012     Photos

Gregg Harper took the Oath of Office in January of 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. Harper 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, Harper's 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. He 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, Harper is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.

Harper has lived in Mississippi's Third Congressional District since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife, Sidney, and their two children, Livingston and Maggie.