John Linder (born September 9, 1942), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 7th District of Georgia (map).
He was born in Deer River, Minnesota, was educated at the University of Minnesota, served in the United States Air Force, and was a dentist, president of a lending institution and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives before entering the House. He serves on the Rules committee, the Committee on House Administration, and the Committee on Homeland Security.
Georgia gained two seats after the 2000 census, but the Georgia state legislature produced a map intended to produce a congressional delegation of seven Democrats and six Republicans. Linder and fellow Republican Bob Barr were drawn into a heavily Republican district that, while retaining Barr's district number (the 7th), contained more of the territory Linder had represented in what had been the 4th District from 1993 to 1997 and the 11th District since 1997. Linder handily defeated Barr in the 2002 Republican primary, all but assuring him of a sixth term. Linder ran unopposed in 2004.
Linder is coauthor of The FairTax Book with radio talk show host Neal Boortz. The book discusses HR25, also known as The FairTax, which Linder sponsored.