|United States Senator|
November 8, 1972 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||David Gambrell|
|Succeeded by||Max Cleland|
|Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee|
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Barry Goldwater|
|Succeeded by||Strom Thurmond|
|Member of the|
Georgia House of Representatives
from the 41st district, Post 1
January 13, 1969 – November 8, 1972
|Preceded by||Glenn Phillips|
|Succeeded by||Guy Hill|
Samuel Augustus Nunn Jr.
September 8, 1938
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Children||2, including Michelle|
|Education||Georgia Institute of Technology|
Emory University (BA, LLB)
|Branch/service||United States Coast Guard|
|Years of service||1959–1968|
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.