Joseph Maxwell Cleland (born August 24, 1942) is an American politician. Cleland, a Democrat, is a disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the United States Senator from Georgia from 1997 through 2003.
|Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission|
June 3, 2009 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||John W. Nicholson|
|Succeeded by||William M. Matz Jr.|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Sam Nunn|
|Succeeded by||Saxby Chambliss|
|23rd Secretary of State of Georgia|
January 11, 1983 – January 1996
|Preceded by||David Poythress|
|Succeeded by||Lewis Massey|
|Administrator of Veterans Affairs|
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Richard Roudebush|
|Succeeded by||Bob Nimmo|
|Member of the Georgia Senate|
from the 55th district
January 11, 1971 – January 13, 1975
|Preceded by||Ed Reeder|
|Succeeded by||Bud Stumbaugh|
Joseph Maxwell Cleland
August 24, 1942
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Stetson University (BA)|
Emory University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1965–1968|
|Unit||2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment|
• Battle of Khe Sanh
Bronze Star with "V" Device
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Since he left office in 2003, no other Democrat from Georgia has served a full term in the United States Senate.
- Export-Import Bank of the United States (December 16, 2003). "Max Cleland Joins Import-Export Bank Board of Directors". Press release. http://www.exim.gov/pressrelease.cfm/80A9D269-0294-68BA-A72F38A62AFF1314/. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
- "Senate Approves Farrell for Import-Export Bank Post". Westport Now.com. August 3, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2007.