Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby ChamblissReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss
Creator Chambliss, Clarence Saxby, 1943-
Dates 2007 April 16
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractClarence Saxby Chambliss was born in Warrenton, North Carolina on November 10, 1943. He attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1966. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. In this interview, Chambliss discusses his early years practicing law in south Georgia, as well as his experience serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. In the House, Chambliss served on the Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and served on the House Intelligence Committee leading up to 9/11. He addresses a wide range of policy issues, including the War on Terror, immigration, agriculture, environmental issues, the military, tax policy, and social security. He also comments on former Georgia Governor George Busbee.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College, as a lecture and discussion program hosted by Georgia political veteran Bob Short. In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library began producing the program as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late twentieth century.

Preferred citation

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


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Biographical Note

Clarence Saxby Chambliss was born in Warrenton, North Carolina, on November 10, 1943. He attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1966. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. Chambliss worked as an attorney focusing in business and agricultural law until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. He was part of the "Class of '94," a group of new Republicans whose elections caused them to gain a majority in congress. He served four terms, and was a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. Chambliss ran for the U.S. Senate in 2002, focusing on national defense and homeland security. He won, defeating Democratic incumbent Max Cleland. He is the primary sponsor in the U.S. Senate for the Fair Tax Act. He has also worked on bipartisan legislation, including the 2007 Farm Bill and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. In 2008 Chambliss won a second term in the Senate following a runoff against Democratic challenger Jim Martin.


Scope and Content

In this interview, Chambliss discusses his early years practicing law in south Georgia, as well as his experience serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the House, Chambliss served on the Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and served on the House Intelligence Committee leading up to 9/11. He addresses a wide range of policy issues, including the War on Terror, immigration, agriculture, environmental issues, the military, tax policy, and social security. He also comments on former Georgia Governor George Busbee.


Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Access Points

Agricultural laws and legislation--United States.
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Georgia--Emigration and immigration.
Iraq War, 2003-
Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Oral histories.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Social security.
Taxation--Law and legislation--United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss video, 2007 April 16 ( 44.0 minutes ) VIEW ONLINE
 
ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss transcript, 2007 April 16 VIEW ONLINE