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Saxby Chambliss

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 10, 1943(age 73)
Place of birthWarrenton, North Carolina
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJulianne Chambliss
ResidenceMoultrie, Georgia
Alma materLouisiana Tech University
University of Georgia (B.B.A.)
University of Tennessee (J.D.)
OccupationLawyer
ReligionEpiscopalian
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2003
Serving with Johnny Isakson
Preceded byMax Cleland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's   district
In officeJanuary 3, 1995 - January 3, 2003
Succeeded byMac Collins
Preceded byJ. Roy Rowland
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byTom Harkin
Preceded byThad Cochran

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Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr. (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative (1995 2003).

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Chambliss attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 1994 Republican Revolution, representing the heavily Democratic Macon-based 8th District. During his four terms in the House, Chambliss served on the United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which oversaw investigations of the intelligence community after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

When redistricting threatened his House seat in 2002, he announced a run for the U.S. Senate. He focused on the issue of national defense and homeland security during his campaign, and won with 53 percent of the vote. For several years he was the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and chaired the committee during the 109th Congress (2005 2007). In the 112th Congress (2011 2012) he is the ranking Republican on the Select Committee on Intelligence. He has a conservative voting record in the Senate, although he has participated in some bipartisan legislation.


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