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Sam Nunn

Sam NunnAKA Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr.

Born: 8-Sep-1938
Birthplace: Perry, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Georgia, 1972-97

Military service: US Coast Guard (1959-60); US Coast Guard Reserve (1960-68)

Elected to Congress in 1972 to fill the vacancy caused by Senate Richard B. Russell's death, and re-elected eleven times before declining to run in 1996. Conservative Democrat. Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, 1987-95. Now in private life, Nunn is involved in nuclear nonproliferation issues. His granduncle, Carl Vinson (1883-1981), was a US Congressman from Georgia from 1914-65.

Father: Samuel Augustus Nunn (attorney, Mayor of Perry, GA, b. 30-Sep-1888, d. 17-Mar-1965)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Cannon (b. 25-Oct-1903)
Sister: Harriet Elizabeth Nunn ("Betty", b. 28-Oct-1936)
Wife: Colleen Ann O'Brien (former CIA agent, m. 25-Sep-1965, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Mary Michelle ("Michelle")
Son: Samuel Brian ("Brian")

    High School: Perry High School, Perry, GA
    University: Georgia Institute of Technology (attended, 1956-59)
    University: BA, Emory University (1960)
    Law School: LLB, Emory Law School (1962, honors)
    Professor: Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (1997-)

    King & Spalding Senior Partner (1997-2003)
    US Senator, Georgia (1972-97)
    Georgia State House of Representatives (1968-72)
    Attorney in private practice (1962-68)
    Member of the Board of Chevron (2005-11)
    Member of the Board of Chevron Texaco (2001-05)
    Member of the Board of Coca Cola (1997-)
    Member of the Board of Dell (1999-)
    Member of the Board of General Electric (1997-)
    Member of the Board of Internet Security Systems
    RRE Ventures Senior Advisor
    Member of the Board of Scientific-Atlanta (1997-2006)
    Member of the Board of Texaco (1997-2001)
    4-H Club
    Freemasonry
    Alfalfa Club President, 1976
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    ANAK Society Honorary
    Atlantic Partnership Co-Chairman, USA
    Augusta National Golf Club
    Boy Scouts of America (in childhood)
    Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Chairman (1999-)
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Advisory Board
    Concord Coalition
    Democratic National Committee
    Empower America
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Hands On Network Corporate Service Council
    Jamestown Foundation Advisory Board
    John Kerry for President
    National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Advisors
    National Eagle Scout Association
    Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Founder, Chair, CEO (2001-)
    Obama for America
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Special Operations Warrior Foundation Board of Advisors
    State Bar of Georgia 1962
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    Eagle Scout 1951
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Hessian Peace Prize 1991
    International Security Leadership Award 1991
    Rumford Prize 2008 (shared)
    Driving While Intoxicated 1964
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Wedding: William Cohen and Janet Langhart (1996)
    Traveled to North Korea May-1997
    New Democrat Movement Former Chair of Democratic Leadership Council


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