Bob Inglis For the British politician, see Robert Inglis. Robert "Bob" Durden Inglis, Sr. (born October 11, 1959) is an American politician born in Bluffton, South Carolina. In 1992 he was elected to represent the 4th Congressional District of South Carolina (map) in the United States House of Representatives. Choosing to keep to his pledge for term limits, he vacated the seat in 1998 to narrowly lose a U.S. Senate race to venerable Democratic incumbent Fritz Hollings. One of the more heated and covered moments of the race was when Hollings blasted Inglis as a "goddamn skunk." In 2004, Inglis' successor in the 4th district, Jim DeMint, resigned to run for Hollings' now open Senate seat. Inglis chose to take his old House seat back and faced little opposition from either party. As a result, he was elected to again represent the 4th district.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia.
When not in Washington, Inglis currently resides in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, in northern Greenville County.