COVERDELL, Paul, (1939 - 2000)

Senate Years of Service: 1993-2000
Party: Republican

COVERDELL, Paul, a Senator from Georgia; born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 20, 1939; attended Cobb County, Ga. public schools; graduated Lees Summit High School, Lees Summit, Mo.; attended Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., and graduated University of Missouri 1961; served in the United States Army in Okinawa, Taiwan, and Korea 1962-1964; businessman; member, Georgia State Senate 1971-1989; minority leader 1974-1989; chairman, southern steering committee for the 1988 George Bush presidential campaign; director, United States Peace Corps 1989-1991; elected as a Republican in the November 24, 1992, general election runoff to the United States Senate for the term ending January 3, 1999; reelected in 1998, and served from January 3, 1993, until until his death due to cerebral hemorrhage on July 18, 2000; remains were cremated.


Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes to Paul Douglas Coverdell. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000.