|United States Senator|
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Saxby Chambliss|
|Succeeded by||Jon Ossoff|
|Born||December 10, 1949|
|Spouse(s)||Bonnie Dunn Perdue|
|Residence||Sea Island, Georgia|
|Alma mater||Georgia Institute of Technology|
David Perdue (born December 10, 1949) is an American politician and businessman. He was the United States Senator from Georgia from January 3, 2015 until January 3, 2021. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party.
Perdue was born on December 10, 1949 in Macon, Georgia. The Perdue family had been wealthy in Georgia for some time, owning land and slaves during the 19th century. David Perdue graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is married to Bonnie Dunn Perdue, and they have two children. His cousin Sonny Perdue is the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
He ran for re-election in 2020 against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. As neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the November 3 election, they face each other on the January 5, 2021 runoff election where Perdue lost to Ossoff.
References[change | change source]
- "Perdue, David". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- Wynn-Perdue, Gervaise (1984). James A. Perdue and descendants, 1822-1984. Warner Robins, Georgia: G. Wynn-Perdue. pp. 458–461. ISBN 978-0-9613474-0-6.
- Niesse, Mark; Bluestein, Greg (November 9, 2020). "Citing no evidence, Georgia's U.S. senators demand elections head resign". ajc. Archived from the original on 2020-12-20. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
- Saul, Stephanie (2021-02-16). "David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
- "David Perdue won't be running for Senate, after all". WRDW-TV. February 23, 2021. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
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