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Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

Chambliss to retire from U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Friday he will not run for re-election in 2014, citing frustration over "legislative gridlock and partisan posturing."

Vietnam War Pavilion in Honolulu dedicated

HONOLULU, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Veterans Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will include a dedication of the Vietnam War Pavilion in Honolulu, officials say.

'Poor' management at Arlington probed

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday a commission will look into charges of faulty management at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Chambliss, Martin may have runoff in Ga.

Chambliss, Martin may have runoff in Ga.

ATLANTA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., apparently will have a runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin after failing to win enough of the vote under Georgia law.

Ga. legislator wins Dem nod for Senate

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jim Martin, a longtime state legislator, won a primary runoff Tuesday in Georgia, making him the Democratic candidate to oppose U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Cleland urges Bush to change Iraq course

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, a wounded Vietnam War veteran, Saturday compared President George Bush’s “credibility gap” to President Lyndon Johnson’s.

Cleland blasts Bush Iraq record

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., claimed President Bush has no strategy for the war in Iraq except a path to "disaster."

Pro-Bush vet rebuffed on letter to Kerry

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland Wednesday rebuffed an effort by a pro-Bush veteran to give him a letter critical of presidential hopeful John Kerry.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

White House slams Kerry 'stunt'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The White House slammed Sen. John Kerry Wednesday for staging a "political stunt" at the president's ranch and for a double standard on attack ads.

Kerry sets military tone to start speech

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry set a military tone from the very start of his nomination acceptance speech Thursday night.

Ga.'s Chambliss defends attacks on Cleland

BOSTON, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Wednesday defened questions he raised in 2002 about Democrat Max Cleland voting record. Chambliss' charges, which Democrats said amounted to an attack on Cleland's patriotism, have been a bete noire for he Democratic Part

Cleland: The president lied about Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland struck out from the Democratic stance Monday, saying the president, vice president and secretary of defense lied about Iraq.

Kerry rolls out big gun boosters

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry rolled out all his big name supporters in a last lap drive to capitalize on his soaring support in Iowa Monday.
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Max Cleland
Delegates from Georgia hold up signs in support of former U.S. Senator Max Cleland as Cleland introduces presidential candidate John Kerry to the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston on July 29, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Joseph Maxwell Cleland (born August 24, 1942) is an American politician from Georgia. Cleland, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Senator, disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, decorated war hero, and a critic of the Bush Administration. From 2003 to 2007, he served on the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a presidentially appointed position.

As of 2009 Cleland is the last Democrat from Georgia to serve a full term in the United States Senate. Zell Miller was appointed and did not seek a full term.

Cleland was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24, 1942. He grew up in Lithonia and graduated from Stetson University, class of 1964, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He went on to receive a Master's degree from Emory University.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Max Cleland."
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