Senator Max Cleland
Max Cleland served as the Senator of Georgia from 1997 to 2003. A Veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Cleland attained the rank Captain in the United States Army from 1965-1968, earning the Purple Heart during a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon returning home he continued to serve his country in the Georgia State Senate from 1971 to 1975, consulting the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs in 1975, appointed administrator of the United States Veterans Administration by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, and Georgia’s Secretary of State from 1982 to 1996. Most recently, Senator Clelend acted as the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, which administers, operates, and maintains permanent U.S. Military cemeteries, memorials and monuments both inside and outside the United States.