January 28, 2013
On Dec. 2, 2008, Saxby Chambliss was elected to serve a second term in the U.S. Senate. Georgia Trend’s 2009 Georgian of the Year, Chambliss is a member of the Armed Services Committee; the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Rules Committee; the Special Committee on Aging; and serves as the vice chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Chambliss was first elected to Congress to represent Georgia’s 8th District in 1994. Throughout his legislative career, he has been recognized numerous times by the public and private sectors for his work on agriculture, defense, budget and national security issues. In January 2008, he was presented with the National Legislative Advocacy Award by the Naval Reserve Association for leading the effort to reduce the age at which members of the National Guard and Reserve can receive retirement pay. He is a past recipient of the Air Force Association’s W. Stuart Symington Award, the group’s top civilian honor for outstanding contributions in the field of national security, and was awarded the Reserve Officers Association’s Minuteman of the Year Award in 2005.
Chambliss earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 1966, and his law degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law in 1968. Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, have been married since 1966, and reside in Moultrie. They have two children and six grandchildren.