United States Senator (Georgia)
On November 5th, 2002, Saxby Chambliss was elected Georgia's 63rd United States Senator in what many consider one of the most stunning and historical victories of the midterm elections.
Saxby first arrived in Washington in 1994 representing the 8th congressional district of Georgia. During his four term tenure in the House of Representatives, Chambliss emerged as a leader in Washington and gained the reputation as an expert on defense, budget, intelligence and agriculture.
His experience on the issues of terrorism and homeland security earned him an appointment to the prestigious Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee.and continues to fight for Georgia's farming community on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Additionally, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chambliss plays a key role in helping confirm President Bush's judicial nominees.
Saxby earned a BBA from the Terry College in 1966 and received his JD degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. Senator Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, have been married since 1966, and reside in Moultrie, Georgia.
Said nominator Lowell White: "When Saxby and I were fraternity brothers at UGA, I knew he must have a lot going for him because he talked a super lady, Julianne Frobert, into marrying him. Later, when Saxby was elected to Congress, we saw his leadership qualities develop.
I am proud to call him fraternity brother, friend and my Senator."
And the Terry College is proud to present the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award to the Honorable Saxby Chambliss.