Carl E. Sanders Scholar in Political Leadership
B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., University of Tennessee
Political Leadership and the Law
Saxby Chambliss is currently a partner in the Atlanta Office of DLA Piper. Previously, he served two terms in the U.S. Senate and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During his tenure in the Senate, he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and the Senate Rules Committee. Additionally, his leadership and experience on homeland security and intelligence matters earned him an appointment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014. His previous role as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security made him one of the leading congressional experts on those issues.
During the 109th Congress, Chambliss served as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, becoming the only senator since 1947 to have chaired a full standing Senate committee after serving in the chamber for just two years. He also served as a ranking member of the Agriculture Committee during the 110th and 111th Congresses.
Chambliss was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives 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.
Chambliss earned his bachelor's degree from UGA and his law degree from the University of Tennessee.