|US Democratic Senator from Georgia|
November 8, 1972 – January 3, 1997
Sam Nunn is an American lawyer and politician who served as a senator for his home state of Georgia from November 1972 to January 1997. He was part of the Democratic party and served during the tenures of Presidents Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton.
During his tenure Nunn was chairman of the powerful U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. His legislative achievements include the landmark Department of Defense Reorganization Act, and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provided assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Nunn is currently a member of the Board of Curators for the Georgia Historical Society.