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This Day in Georgia History

September 08, 1938

Sam Nunn Born

Future U.S. Senator Sam Nunn was born in Perry, Georgia. After attending Georgia Tech for 3 years, he graduated from Emory with a B.A. (1960) and a law degree (1962). Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1969, Nunn resigned in 1972 to successfully campaign for the unexpired term of Sen. Richard Russell following his death. In the Senate, Nunn became widely respected by both parties as an expert in American security issues, and during the times of Democratic control of the Senate, he served as chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee. In 1996, Sen. Nunn decided not to run for reelection, and returned to Atlanta, Georgia to resume the practice of law.

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Source: United States Congress