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Johnny Isakson

United States Senator from Georgia

John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (born December 28, 1944) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia, in office since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he represented Georgia's 6th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005.

Johnny Isakson
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United States Senator
from Georgia
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Serving with David Perdue
Preceded byZell Miller
Succeeded byKelly Loeffler (Interim)
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byBernie Sanders
Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byBarbara Boxer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
February 23, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byNewt Gingrich
Succeeded byTom Price
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1991
Preceded by???
Succeeded byJames Mills
Personal details
John Hardy Isakson

(1944-12-28) December 28, 1944 (age 74)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dianne Davison
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceAir National Guard
Years of service1966–1972
UnitGeorgia Air National Guard

In June 2015, Isakson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.[1]

On August 28, 2019, due his bad health, Isakson announced that he would resign from the Senate officially on December 31, 2019.[2]


  1. Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses he has Parkinson’s disease (Washington Post article-June 10, 2015)
  2. Rogers, Alex; Bradner, Eric; Mattingly, Phil (August 28, 2019). "Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year". CNN. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

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