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Senator Sam Nunn

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SAM NUNN, who was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972, has become one of the leading figures in American government and an internationally recognized expert on defense and foreign policy issues. He is Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also serves on the Intelligence Committee and on the Small Business Committee. His recent legislative accomplishments include: co-authoring the 1988 law to expand nationwide drug education, treatment, and law enforcement programs; introduction of the National Service Bill to create a “civilian service corps” by offering generous education benefits in exchange for one or two years of public or military service; management and efficiency and reduce waste; and development of new co-operative methods to reduce the risk of accidental nuclear war. Senator Nunn attended Georgia Tech and Emory University, and Emory Law School, where he graduated with honors. After active duty service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He first entered politics as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1968.

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