Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn
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United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 8, 1972 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byDavid Gambrell
Succeeded byMax Cleland
Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byBarry Goldwater
Succeeded byStrom Thurmond
Member of the
Georgia House of Representatives
from the 41st district, Post 1
In office
January 13, 1969 – November 8, 1972
Preceded byGlenn Phillips
Succeeded byGuy Hill
Personal details
Samuel Augustus Nunn Jr.

(1938-09-08) September 8, 1938 (age 82)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Colleen O'Brien
(m. 1965)
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

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

After leaving Congress, Nunn co-founded the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to prevent catastrophic attacks with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, for which he was the co-chairman. His political experience and credentials on national defense reportedly earned him consideration as a potential running mate for presidential candidates John Kerry and Barack Obama after they became their party's nominees.[1]

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