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Sam Nunn

American lawyer and politician

Samuel Augustus Nunn Jr. (born September 8, 1938) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from Georgia (1972 – 1997) as a member of the Democratic Party.

Sam Nunn
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Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byBarry Goldwater
Succeeded byStrom Thurmond
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 8, 1972 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byDavid Gambrell
Succeeded byMax Cleland
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
January 1969 – November 8, 1972
Preceded byGlenn Phillips
Succeeded byGuy Hill
Personal details
Born
Samuel Augustus Nunn Jr.

(1938-09-08) September 8, 1938 (age 81)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Colleen O'Brien
Children2, including Michelle
EducationGeorgia Institute of Technology
Emory University (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Coast Guard
Years of service1959–1968

His political experience reportedly earned him consideration as a potential running mate for presidential candidates John Kerry (2004) and Barack Obama (2008) after they became their party's nominees.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Harris, John F. (2008-08-19) "Nader predicts Obama to pick Clinton", Politico.com

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