American politician (1944–2021)
John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (December 28, 1944 – December 19, 2021) was an American politician. He was the United States Senator from Georgia from 2005 through 2019. He was 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.
|United States Senator|
January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Zell Miller|
|Succeeded by||Kelly Loeffler|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs|
January 3, 2015 – December 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Bernie Sanders|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Moran|
|Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee|
January 3, 2015 – December 19, 2019
|Preceded by||Barbara Boxer|
|Succeeded by||James Lankford|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Georgia's 6th district
February 23, 1999 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Newt Gingrich|
|Succeeded by||Tom Price|
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives|
from the 21st district
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1991
|Succeeded by||James Mills|
John Hardy Isakson
December 28, 1944
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||December 19, 2021 (aged 76)|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
|Branch/service||Air National Guard|
|Years of service||1966–1972|
|Unit||Georgia Air National Guard|
In June 2015, Isakson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and a kidney tumor.
On August 28, 2019, due his bad health, Isakson announced that he would resign from the Senate officially on December 31, 2019.
Isakson died on December 19, 2021 at his home in Atlanta, Georgia from Parkinson's disease-related problems at the age of 76.
- ↑ Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses he has Parkinson’s disease (Washington Post article-June 10, 2015)
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Hallerman, Tamar; Malloy, Daniel (December 19, 2021). "Johnny Isakson, 76, Georgia politician respected by both sides, dies". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
- ↑ McFadden, Robert D. (December 19, 2021). "Johnny Isakson, Longtime Senator From Georgia, Is Dead at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
- Media related to Johnny Isakson at Wikimedia Commons
- Senator Johnny Isakson Archived 2015-07-07 at the Wayback Machine official U.S. Senate site
- Johnny Isakson for Senate
- Johnny Isakson at the Open Directory Project
- Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington Post
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance at LegiStorm.com
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Works by or about Johnny Isakson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Profile at Notable Names Database
- Profile at Ballotpedia