Johnny Isakson

United States Senator from Georgia

John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (born December 28, 1944) is an American politician. He was the United States Senator from Georgia from 2005 through 2019. 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
Johnny Isakson official Senate photo.jpg
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2019
Preceded byZell Miller
Succeeded byKelly Loeffler
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
In office
January 3, 2015 – December 31, 2019
Preceded byBernie Sanders
Succeeded byJerry Moran
Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – December 19, 2019
Preceded byBarbara Boxer
Succeeded byJames Lankford
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
Born
John Hardy Isakson

(1944-12-28) December 28, 1944 (age 75)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dianne Davison
ChildrenJohn
Kevin
Julie
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
Signature
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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.

Other websitesEdit

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