As a young man growing up in Northeast Louisiana, I built miles of fences, drove open-cab tractors, herded cattle and broke wild horses. As a college student at LSU, I worked in the cafeteria, flagged traffic on a road crew, and even shoed horses. I spent my summers at home working on the farm. The long hours and hot Louisiana days instilled my work ethic of perseverance and efficiency.
Married for 41 years, Dianne and I are the proud parents of three children, KiAnne, Lee, and Ashley. Like us, all three of them were educated in the public school system and received degrees from Louisiana State University. The three of them attended LSU on hard-earned TOPS scholarships. KiAnne and Lee received Medical Degrees from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and Ashley graduated from Mississippi College School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate. Each of our children set goals, worked hard and now have successful careers and families of their own. We are all active members of our local churches and community service organizations as well.
My education has allowed me to pursue business interests and professional development. As a pilot, I use my skills in the military auxiliary and to fly humanitarian missions. As a physician, I have made several mission trips worldwide. I was in Haiti soon after the earthquake. The loss of life and destruction were catastrophic, but our team definitely made a difference. Mission trips to Afghanistan, Peru, Africa and the Bahamas certainly opened my eyes to the need to provide critical care and alleviate suffering in underdeveloped areas.
My journeys across America, including Alaska and Hawaii, have shown me these efforts are needed right here at home, too. As your elected representative, I will bring the tenacity needed to get the job done effectively and the compassion to make sure it is done morally right. That’s what I do.
Dr. Ralph Abraham’s Professional and Educational Experience
January 2015 — Present
U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Louisiana
September 2007 — Present
Aviation Medical Examiner | Mangham, Louisiana
July 1995 — Present
General Family Practitioner
August 1990 — May 1994
Doctor of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine | Shreveport, Louisiana
April 1986 — June 1989
1st Lieutenant, Co C 2/20th Special Forces
1980 — Present
Pilot/CFII, Certified Flight Instructor
June 1980 — July 1990
Veterinarian, Northeast Louisiana
August 1976 — May 1980
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1972 — 1980
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 1968 — May 1972
Mangham High School, Mangham, Louisiana
Dr. Ralph Abraham is also affiliated with the following organizations.
- Alto Baptist Church — Member
- Civil Air Patrol — Mission Pilot
- U.S. Coast Guard — Aircraft Commander
- Pilots for Patients — Pilot
- Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
- Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
- Chennault Aviation & Military Museum of Louisiana
- Hospitals for Humanity — Medical Mission/Haiti-Earthquake
- Christian Emergency Relief Team (C.E.R.T.) Afghanistan
- Christian Emergency Relief Team (C.E.R.T.) Peru
- Bahamas Habitat Team — Medical Mission
- Mission Trip — Tanzania, Africa
- Louisiana State Medical Society
- National Rifle Association