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Encyclopedia > Max Cleland
Max Cleland
Max Cleland

In office
January 7, 1997 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Sam Nunn
Succeeded by C. Saxby Chambliss

10th Administrator of the United States Veterans Affairs
In office
1977 – 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Richard L. Roudebush
Succeeded by Robert P. Nimmo

Born August 24, 1942 (1942-08-24) (age 65)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Nancy Ross
Religion Methodist

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, 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.[1][2] Senate portrait of Senator Max Cleland. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... The Administrator of Veterans Affairs was a head of Veteran Administration, a Government agency responsible for military veterans benefit system. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Marshall Space Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun and Representative Roudebush discuss Apollo models. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Government of the United States was established by the United States politics is dominated by the two major parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank, Exim Bank or Eximbank) is the official export credit agency of the United States Government. ...


As of 2008 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 full term. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ...

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Early life and military service

Cleland was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24, 1942. He grew up in Lithonia and later attended Stetson University, where he also joined the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He went on to receive a Master's degree from Emory University. Atlanta redirects here. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lithonia is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ... Stetson University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America having initiated more than 235,000 members[1] and held chapters at more than 190 universities[2]. It was founded by Warren A. Cole, while he was a student at Boston... Emory University is a private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ...


Cleland then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous action in combat, including during the Battle of Khe Sanh on April 4th, 1968. The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Please see Captain for other uses of the term Captain is a military rank used in nearly every army and navy of the world. ... The Silver Star is the fourth highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... Combatants  United States Republic of Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam Commanders David E. Lownds (local), William C. Westmoreland (theater) Tran Quy Hai (local), Vo Nguyen Giap (theater) Strength 6,000 ~30,000 Casualties 730 killed in action, 2,642 wounded, 7 missing[2] Unknown; estimated between 10,000 and 15...


On April 8, 1968, Captain Cleland was the Battalion Signal Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during the Battle of Khe Sanh.[3] is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants  United States Republic of Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam Commanders David E. Lownds (local), William C. Westmoreland (theater) Tran Quy Hai (local), Vo Nguyen Giap (theater) Strength 6,000 ~30,000 Casualties 730 killed in action, 2,642 wounded, 7 missing[2] Unknown; estimated between 10,000 and 15...

On April 8, with a month left in his tour, Cleland was ordered to set up a radio relay station on a nearby hill. A helicopter flew him and two soldiers to the treeless top of Hill 471, east of Khe Sanh. Cleland knew some of the soldiers camped there from Operation Pegasus. He told the pilot he was going to stay a while. Maybe have a few beers with friends.
When the helicopter landed, Cleland jumped out, followed by the two soldiers. They ducked beneath the rotors and turned to watch the liftoff. Cleland reached down to pick up the grenade he believed had popped off his flak jacket. The blast slammed him backward, shredding both his legs and one arm. He was 25 years old...
David Lloyd was a gung-ho, 19-year-old enlisted Marine, son of a Baltimore ship worker, who went to Vietnam because he "wanted to kill Communists."
On April 8, 1968, he was in a mortar pit on a hill near Khe Sanh when he heard an explosion. Shrapnel bounced off his flak jacket. He ran to the injured officer, a man named Max Cleland. 'Hold on there, captain,' Lloyd told Cleland. 'The chopper will be here in a minute.'
Lloyd took off his web belt and tied it around one of Cleland's shredded legs. When the medics arrived, he left to help another injured soldier — one of the two who had gotten off a helicopter with Cleland.
That soldier was crying. 'It was mine,' he said, 'it was my grenade.'
According to Lloyd, the private had failed to take the extra precaution that experienced soldiers did when they grabbed M-26 grenades from the ammo box: bend the pins, or tape them in place, so they couldn't accidentally dislodge. This soldier had a flak jacket full of grenades with treacherously straight pins, Lloyd says. "He was a walking death trap."[4]

Due to the severity of his injuries, doctors amputated both his legs above the knee and his right forearm.[5] For the battle during the Vietnam War, see Battle of Khe Sanh. ...


Georgia State Government

Cleland served from 1971 to 1975 in the Georgia Senate, and became an advocate for affairs relating to veterans. He was the administrator of the United States Veterans Administration under President Jimmy Carter, a fellow Georgian, from 1977 to 1981. He then served 14 years as Secretary of State of Georgia from 1982 to 1996, working closely with his future Senate colleague, Zell Miller. Seal of the Georgia Senate The Georgia Senate is the upper house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature of Georgia). ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... The Secretary of State of Georgia is an elected official with a wide variety of responsibilities, including supervising elections and maintaining public records. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


According to an interview featurette with Jon Voight on the DVD of Coming Home (1978), Cleland also served during this time as a consultant on the Academy Award-winning drama set in a VA hospital in 1968. John Vincent Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of a handicapped Vietnam War veterans difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war. ...


U.S. Senate

Cleland ran for and was elected to the United States Senate in 1996. The Democratic nomination became available because of the retirement of Sam Nunn. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. ...


In 2002, Cleland was defeated in his bid for a second Senate term by Representative Saxby Chambliss. Voters were allegedly influenced by Chambliss ads that featured Cleland's likeness on the same screen as Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, ads that Cleland's supporters claim questioned his commitment to homeland security.[6] The ads were removed after strong bi-partisan protest from prominent politicians including Republicans like John McCain and Chuck Hagel. Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... For the United States Cabinet department, see United States Department of Homeland Security. ... McCain redirects here. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ...


Vote for the Iraq War

Cleland was one of the 29 Senate Democrats who backed the authorization to go to war in Iraq as a last resort. He later stated he had misgivings about the Bush administration's stance, but said he felt pressure in his tight Senate race to go along with it. In 2005, he said "it was obvious that if I voted against the resolution that I would be dead meat in the race, just handing them in a victory." He characterized his vote for war as "the worst vote I cast."[7]


Post-Senate career

Cleland was originally appointed to serve on the 9/11 Commission but resigned shortly after, claiming that the Bush administration was "stonewalling" and blocking the committee's access to key documents and witnesses. During his time away from politics, Cleland taught at American University. The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks including preparedness for and the immediate response... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other universities known as American University, see American University (disambiguation). ...


In 2003, Cleland began working for the 2004 presidential campaign of Massachusetts senator John Kerry, also a Vietnam veteran; Kerry went on to win the Democratic nomination. Cleland often appeared at campaign events with Kerry, and was considered by many to be one of his most important assistants, partly as a symbol of the sacrifices made by soldiers for wars. He went to Bush's Texas ranch to deliver a swift boat ad complaint, but the event failed to have much impact. On July 29, 2004, Cleland introduced Kerry with a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the presidential campaign of John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the nominee of the Democratic Party to challenge Republican incumbent President George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 2004. ... Swiftboating is American political jargon for an ad hominem attack usually resulting in a benefit to an established political force. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 Democratic National Convention logo The 2004 Democratic National Convention culminated in the arrival of John Kerry on July 29 to address the delegates. ...


Cleland is author of the books Strong at the Broken Places and Going for the Max!: 12 Principles for Living Life to the Fullest. He holds a B.A. in English from Stetson University and a Masters degree in American History from Emory University. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from both institutions and is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Stetson University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides. ... Emory University is a private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America having initiated more than 235,000 members[1] and held chapters at more than 190 universities[2]. It was founded by Warren A. Cole, while he was a student at Boston...


Works

  • Odysseus in America by Jonathan Shay, Max Cleland, John S. McCain (Scribner, November 2002) ISBN 0-7432-1156-1
  • Strong at the Broken Places by Max Cleland (Longstreet Press, updated edition, October 2000) ISBN 1-56352-633-6
  • Going for the Max!: 12 Principles for Living Life to the Fullest by Max Cleland (Broadman & Holman, September 2000) ISBN 0-8054-2021-5
  • Controlled Substances Laws of Georgia: Code Title 16-13 by Max Cleland (State Examining Boards, Georgia State Board of Pharmacy. 1992) ISBN B0006QLGOM

Three generations of notable Americans have shared the name John Sidney McCain: John S. McCain, Sr. ...

Electoral history

Georgia Senator (Class II): Results 1996–2002[8]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1996 Max Cleland 1,103,993 49% Guy W. Millner 1,073,969 48% John Gregory Cashin Libertarian 81,262 4%
2002 Max Cleland 932,422 46% Saxby Chambliss 1,071,352 53% Claude Sandy Thomas Libertarian 27,830 1%

|Georgia ratified the Constitution on January 2, 1788. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11, 1971. ...

References

  1. ^ Export-Import Bank of the United States (2003-12-16). "Max Cleland Joins Import-Export Bank Board of Directors". Press release. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  2. ^ "Senate Approves Farrell for Import-Export Bank Post", Westport Now.com, 2007-08-03. Retrieved on 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ 12th Cavalry Regiment - Vietnam War
  4. ^ Thompson, Neal. "30 Years of Self-Loathing, and Then, Finally, the Truth." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5 Dec. 1999: 1. Find Articles. 11 Oct. 2006.
  5. ^ "Max Cleland." Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, Book IV. Gale Group, 2000.
  6. ^ Chambliss Ad (Cleland), You Tube, August 25, 2006
  7. ^ Fiasco, by Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, July 25, 2006
  8. ^ Election Statistics. Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved on 2007-08-08.

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Preceded by
Sam Nunn
United States Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
19972003
Served alongside: Paul Coverdell, Zell Miller
Succeeded by
Saxby Chambliss
Persondata
NAME Cleland, Max
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American politician
DATE OF BIRTH August 24, 1942
PLACE OF BIRTH Atlanta, Georgia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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