Max Cleland

Joseph Maxwell Cleland was an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous actions in combat, as well as a United States Senator . Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Max Cleland has 175 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 House Committee as a Secretary for the State. The year with the most videos was 2002 with 38 videos as a Democratic Senator for Georgia. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2004 with an average of 1,235 views per program. Most appearances with Tom Kean (6), John F. Kerry (5), Slade Thomas Gorton III (5). Most common tags: World Trade Center / Pentagon Attacks, Georgia, Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10).

Appearances by Title:c. June 1, 2009 - Present Secretary, Board of Commissioners, American Battle Monuments Commission

Videos: 1 c. April 2, 2003 - Present Commissioner

Videos: 10


U.S. Senator, D-GA January 7, 1997 - January 3, 2003 Videos: 153 U.S. Senator-Elect, Georgia (State) c. November 5, 1996 - c. January 6, 1997 Videos: 2 Secretary, State
c. February 26, 1992 - c. November 5, 1996 Videos: 8 Administrator, Department of Veterans Affairs c. December 9, 1987 - c. February 26, 1992 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Military Cemetery Operations

    Military Cemetery Operations

    Witnesses testified on military cemetery operations. Topics included the expansion of the national cemetery system to…

  • <em>Heart of a Patriot</em>

    Heart of a Patriot

    Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland talked about his memoir, Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and…

  • Veterans' Burials and National Cemetery Policy

    Veterans' Burials and National Cemetery Policy

    Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “Honoring the Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans and Their Families?” The…

  • U.S. Role in the World

    U.S. Role in the World

    Karl Rove and former Governor Jeb Bush debated General McCaffrey and former Senator Max Cleland on the question, “Should America Bring Democracy to the…

  • Democratic Radio Address

    Democratic Radio Address

    Former Senator Max Cleland delivered the weekly Democratic radio address. He criticized the war in Iraq, comparing it to the…

  • Congressional Campaigns by Veterans

    Congressional Campaigns by Veterans

    Democratic congressional candidates who are also veterans spoke to reporters about their decisions to seek elected office…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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