NUNN, SAM.
Sam Nunn papers (bulk 1972-1996)
> Pre-Senate career papers (bulk 1959-1972)

Series 2
Pre-Senate career papers, 1901-1972 (bulk 1959-1972)
Boxes 30 - 50

Biographical Note

Sam Nunn attended the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1956-1959, when he joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he was active duty 1959-1960 and reserves from 1960-1968. He then attended Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law in 1961 and in 1962 received a Bachelor of Laws (the professional degree offered at the time, which was superseded by the Doctor of Law degree in 1970). Following his graduation from Emory in 1962, Nunn worked from 1962-1963 as Assistant Special Counsel to the Subcommittee for Special Investigations of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, which was chaired by his great-uncle Carl Vinson. In the spring of 1963, Nunn returned to his hometown of Perry, Georgia, where he practiced law and managed the family farm.

While living in Perry, Nunn became involved in civic affairs and Democratic politics, including serving as president of the Perry Chamber of Commerce (1964-1966). Nunn played a key role in the founding of the Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, serving as Vice Chairman (1965-1967) and then Chairman (1967-1968). Nunn was a founding member of the Georgia Planning Association (formed in 1968). In his capacity as President of the Georgia Planning Association, Nunn directed the Goals for Georgia Program which was initiated by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1971. The Goals for Georgia program was designed to encourage citizens' participation in statewide planning efforts, and the Georgia Planning Association, with the assistance of the Area Planning and Development Commissions, held a series of regional and statewide conferences on a wide array of topics.

Nunn was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1968, representing Houston County (District 41, Post 1). He served two terms (1968-1972). Nunn was named one of Five Outstanding Young Men of Georgia by the Jaycees in 1972. On March 15, 1972, Nunn announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of personal papers, correspondence, and subject files documenting Nunn's education and pre-Senate career from 1959-1972. The series contains Emory University School of Law files, primarily class notes taken by Nunn during the time he was enrolled at Emory. The correspondence contained in this series is both personal and political in nature. The series also includes materials documenting Nunn's time in the Georgia House of Representatives, including speeches and legislative files.

Personal papers and general subject files primarily relate to Nunn's involvement in civic affairs in Perry, Georgia, as well in as regional and statewide planning associations. There are numerous subject files documenting Nunn's work with the Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission and the Goals for Georgia program. Of particular interest is a file pertaining to Nunn's work with the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee from 1962-1963.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Appraisal Note

A small amount of constituent casework files from Nunn's tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives (.25 linear feet) was removed from the collection and shredded.

Emory University School of Law files
Box Folder Content
30 1 American Bar Association, "Canons of Professional Ethics, Oath of Admission to the Bar, Canons of Judicial Ethics, American Law Student Association Credo," 1960
30 2 Class of 1962 contact sheet, 1966
30 3 Corporate reorganization, notebooks and class materials, undated
30 4 Corporations, notebooks and class materials, undated
30 5 Creditor's rights, notebooks and class materials, circa 1961
30 6 Evidence II, notebooks, undated
30 7 Insurance, notebooks and class materials, circa 1961
30 8 Legal profession, notebook, undated
30 9 "Looking Forward to Graduation and Placement," 1969
30 10 Notebook by John D. Arndt, 1959
31 1 Phi Delta Phi invitation letter, 1961
31 2 Real property I, notebook, undated
31 3 Real property II, class materials and assignment, undated
31 4 Tax, notebooks and class materials, undated [1 of 2]
31 5 Tax, notebooks and class materials, undated [2 of 2]
31 6 Torts I, final examination, 1960
31 7 Trusts, notebook and class materials, undated
31 8 Unidentified notebooks and class materials, undated [1 of 3]
31 9 Unidentified notebooks and class materials, undated [2 of 3]
32 1 Unidentified notebooks and class materials, undated [3 of 3]
32 2 Unidentified notes, 1961
Correspondence
48 11 1955
48 12 1956
48 13 1957
48 14 1958
48 15 1961
48 16 1962
32 3 1963
32 4 1964
32 5 1965
32 6 1966
32 7 1967
32 8 1968
32 9 1969 [1 of 2]
32 10 1969 [2 of 2]
32 11 1970 [1 of 3]
33 1 1970 [2 of 3]
33 2 1970 [3 of 3]
33 3 1971 [1 of 6]
33 4 1971 [2 of 6]
33 5 1971 [3 of 6]
34 1 1971 [4 of 6]
34 2 1971 [5 of 6]
34 3 1971 [6 of 6]
34 4 1972
Speeches
34 5 American Legion Ladies Night, "Vietnam - History - Duty," Perry, Georgia, 1970
34 6 Beta Club, "Legal Aspects of Institutional Governance," circa 1970
34 7 Better Management Association, Warner Robins, Georgia, circa 1968-1970
34 8 Central Georgia Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Atlanta, Georgia, 1971
35 1 Civitan Club, circa 1969
35 2 Confederate Memorial Day, circa 1967
35 3 "Future of Houston County," undated
35 4 Garden Club, speech on the natural environment, undated
35 5 Georgia Association of Conservation Districts, speech on soil conservation, undated
35 6 Georgia Association of Justices of the Peace, Perry, Georgia, 1971
35 7 Georgia House of Representatives, introduction of Richard Ray, undated
35 8 Georgia Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award, undated
35 9 Georgia Municipal Association meeting, speech about Goals for Georgia program, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1971
35 10 Georgia Planning Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970
35 11 Griffin Rotary Club, 1971
35 12 Kiwanis Club, undated
35 13 Kiwanis Club Man of the Year Award speech, 1967
35 14 Kiwanis International Convention, 1968
35 15 Macon Junior College, Industrial Development Seminar, 1970
35 16 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, speech research materials, circa 1965-1968
35 17 "News from the House of Representatives," circa 1973
35 18 Optimist Club, speech about Pabst Brewing Company plant, circa 1969
35 19 Peachbelt Association for Retarded Children, circa 1970
36 1 Perry Chamber of Commerce, circa 1965
36 2 Perry High School commencement address, 1967
36 3 Perry High School, Eric Staples Day, 1969
36 4 Perry Kiwanis Club, undated
36 5 Perry Man of the Year, introduction of Malcolm Reese, 1967
36 6 Perry Methodist Church Sunday School class, speech on campus dissent, circa 1970
36 7 "A Practical Approach to Financing Local Governments," undated
36 8 Public Administration Day session, 1971
36 9 Research materials, circa 1965-1970
36 10 Rural Development Center Colloquium, Tifton, Georgia, 1971
36 11 South Macon Rotary Club, "The Forgotten Americans," 1970
36 12 Speech on Clinton C. Duncan, undated
36 13 Speech on courtroom procedures to a speech class, circa 1971
36 14 Speech on Elliot Levitas, undated
36 15 Speech on local government taxes, circa 1970
36 16 Speech on Senator Herman Talmadge, undated
36 17 Speech on the Constitution to an eighth grade class, Perry, Georgia, circa 1969
36 18 Speech on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, undated
36 19 Speech on Vietnam anti-war protests, undated
36 20 Systems Structures, Limited, dedication ceremony, introduction of Sam Caldwell, 1970
36 21 Unidentified speech notes, undated
36 22 Warner Robins Beta Club, circa 1970
36 23 Warner Robins Business and Professional Women's Club and Warner Robins Elks Club meeting, circa 1970
36 24 Warner Robins Rotary Club, speech about the General Assembly session, 1971
Legislative files
36 25 Atlanta, Georgia, city limits problem, 1971
36 26 Bills and resolutions, circa 1969-1972
36 27 Central Accounting Office Committee, circa 1966-1971 [1 of 2]
37 1 Central Accounting Office Committee, circa 1966-1971 [2 of 2]
37 2 Congressional redistricting, circa 1970
37 3 Criminal law, electronic surveillance, circa 1901-1971 [1 of 2]
37 4 Criminal law, electronic surveillance, circa 1901-1971 [2 of 2]
37 5 Criminal law, juries, circa 1971
37 6 Criminal law, procedures and general information, circa 1971
37 7 Criminal law, severance, circa 1968-1971
37 8 Criminal law, states' rights to appeal, 1970
37 9 Criminal law, witness testimony procedures, undated
37 10 Elberta, Georgia, city charter, circa 1958-1970 [1 of 2]
49 1 Elberta, Georgia, city charter, circa 1958-1970 [2 of 2]
37 11 Fiscal affairs, 1971
37 12 General obligation bonds, circa 1971
37 13 Georgia Bureau of Investigation Department of Safety, circa 1967-1970 [1 of 2]
37 14 Georgia Bureau of Investigation Department of Safety, circa 1967-1970 [2 of 2]
38 1 Perry, Georgia, general file, circa 1971
38 2 Perry, Georgia, local election, circa 1970
38 3 Happy Hour School, programs for handicapped individuals, circa 1969-1971
38 4 Minimum Foundation Program for Education, circa 1969-1971
38 5 Petroleum prices, circa 1971
38 6 Planned-unit development, circa 1970-1971
38 7 Reorganization of state government, general files, 1971 [1 of 2]
38 8 Reorganization of state government, general files, 1971 [2 of 2]
38 9 Reorganization of state government, health department, 1971
38 10 State planning and community affairs committee, 1971
38 11 Taxation, circa 1970-1971
38 12 Voting records, 1971-1972
38 13 Water pollution subcommittee, Chattahoochee River, circa 1970-1971
38 14 Water pollution subcommittee, general files, circa 1970-1971 [1 of 3]
39 1 Water pollution subcommittee, general files, circa 1970-1971 [2 of 3]
39 2 Water pollution subcommittee, general files, circa 1970-1971 [3 of 3]
Personal papers and general subject files
39 3 Advisory Committee on Area Planning and Development, minutes, 1970
39 4 Agriculture Industry, 1970
39 5 Altamaha River Development Association, circa 1960-1971
39 6 American Cancer Society, circa 1964
39 7 Bond market, 1971
39 8 Burson, Bill, undated
39 9 Calley, William, 1971
39 10 Citizen's Advisory Council for Robins Air Force Base, 1965-1968
49 2 Citizen's Advisory Council for Robins Air Force Base, 1966
39 11 Clippings about Nunn, 1967-1971
39 12 Coastal Plains States' Representative role description, undated
39 13 Contact lists, circa 1969
39 14 Department of Family and Children Services, 1969
39 15 Education, circa 1970-1971
39 16 Emory University, Committee of One Hundred, 1970-1971
39 17 Emory University, Middle Georgia Area Emory Club, 1971
39 18 Fort Valley Airport Authority, 1971
39 19 Georgia Chamber of Commerce meeting minutes, 1969
39 20 Georgia Department of Labor Manpower Development and Training Act report, 1966
39 21 Georgia Hereford Association, 1968
39 22 Georgia House of Representatives, session in review, circa 1971
50 1 Georgia Institute of Technology yearbook, 1959
39 23 Georgia Institute of Technology yearbook page, 1960
39 24 Georgia Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year, application, 1971
39 25 Georgia Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year, general file, circa 1971
39 26 Georgia Planning Association, circa 1968-1969
40 1 Georgia Planning Association, circa 1970-1971
40 2 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Appendices for Georgia's State Planning Information System," undated
40 3 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Area Planning and Development Commission Reports: Bibliography, 1960-1966," undated
40 4 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Federal Program Participation by State Agencies in Georgia: Fiscal Years 1967 and 1968," 1968
40 5 Georgia State Planning Bureau, general files, circa 1968-1969
40 6 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Georgia Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan," 1968
40 7 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "The Georgia Piedmont Regional Economic Investment Plan," undated
40 8 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Georgia Statistical Series," undated
41 1 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Georgia's People: A Status Report on Human Resources Health, Education, Welfare, Manpower," 1968
41 2 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Georgia's State Investment Plan," 1969
41 3 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Georgia's State Planning Information System," undated
41 4 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Status of Natural Resources Planning in Georgia," circa 1968
41 5 Georgia State Planning Bureau, "Status of Transportation in Georgia," circa 1968
41 6 Goals for Georgia, Carey O. Pickard, 1971
41 7 Goals for Georgia, certificates of appreciation correspondence, circa 1972
41 8 Goals for Georgia, Charlotte Wilen, 1971
41 9 Goals for Georgia, Decatur Kiwanis club, 1971
41 10 Goals for Georgia, "A Demographic and Attitudinal Profile of Participants in the 1971 Goals for Georgia Conferences," 1971
41 11 Goals for Georgia, economic development, 1971
41 12 Goals for Georgia, education, 1971
41 13 Goals for Georgia, general government, 1971
41 14 Goals for Georgia, Georgia Legislative Forum, 1971
41 15 Goals for Georgia, Harry C. Adley, 1971
41 16 Goals for Georgia, Henry L. Eskew, 1971
41 17 Goals for Georgia, judicial reform, 1971
41 18 Goals for Georgia, J. W. Fanning, 1971
41 19 Goals for Georgia, Laurie K. Abbott, 1971
41 20 Goals for Georgia, LeRoy Williams, 1971
41 21 Goals for Georgia, natural environment, 1971
41 22 Goals for Georgia, physical and mental health, 1971
41 23 Goals for Georgia, printed material, 1972
41 24 Goals for Georgia, protection of persons and property, circa 1971
41 25 Goals for Georgia, Rural Development Center, 1971
41 26 Goals for Georgia, Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Committee, circa 1971
41 27 Goals for Georgia, Slash Pine Community Action Agency, circa 1971
42 1 Goals for Georgia, social development, 1971
42 2 Goals for Georgia, transportation, circa 1971
42 3 Goals for Georgia, W. C. Scott, 1971
42 4 Goals for Georgia, World Future Society, circa 1971
42 5 Houston County, agricultural coliseum complex, 1970
42 6 Houston County, elected officials, circa 1970
42 7 Houston County Judicial Circuit, circa 1969-1971
42 8 Houston County, railroad crossings, circa 1970-1971
42 9 Houston County, road projects, circa 1969-1970
42 10 Houston County Taxpayers League, 1968
42 11 Houston Home Journal, 1966 March 31
42 12 Houston Lake Country Club, circa 1967
42 13 Independent Bankers Association of Georgia, 1971
42 14 Jury list, 1971
42 15 Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, 1964
42 16 Leadership Georgia, 1971
42 17 MacDougald, Dan, circa 1967-1971
42 18 Macon Council on World Affairs, 1965-1969
42 19 Macon Junior College, circa 1969-1971
42 20 Madison Heights, Georgia, city ordinance, 1970
42 21 Magee Carpet Company, circa 1966-1969
42 22 Medicaid cuts, circa 1971
42 23 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, budget, 1968
42 24 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, by-laws, 1965
42 25 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, education, 1968
42 26 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Feasibility Study Report and Conceptualization of a Regional Data Bank," 1968
43 1 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1966 [1 of 4]
43 2 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1966 [2 of 4]
43 3 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1966 [3 of 4]
43 4 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1966 [4 of 4]
43 5 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1967 [1 of 4]
43 6 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1967 [2 of 4]
44 1 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1967 [3 of 4]
44 2 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1967 [4 of 4]
44 3 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [1 of 7]
44 4 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [2 of 7]
44 5 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [3 of 7]
44 6 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [4 of 7]
45 1 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [5 of 7]
45 2 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [6 of 7]
45 3 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, circa 1968 [7 of 7]
45 4 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1969 [1 of 2]
45 5 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1969 [2 of 2]
45 6 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, general files, 1970
45 7 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, Georgia Department of Industry and Trade, "Local Planning Legislation," 1965
45 8 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Industrial Parks Guideline," undated
45 9 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Middle Georgia Area Basic Governmental Data," 1967
45 10 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act," 1968
45 11 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Over-all Economic Development Program for Crawford County," 1968
45 12 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Proposal for a Regional Tourism Study," 1969
46 1 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Recreational Standards," undated
46 2 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "Table of Organization: Rules of Procedure and Personnel Regulations," circa 1968-1969
46 3 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, Transportation Committee, 1967-1968
46 4 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, "What Can Be Done: Agriculture in the Middle Georgia Area," 1967
46 5 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, zoning ordinances, circa 1969
46 6 Notes, undated
46 7 Nunn, Aultman, Hulbert, and Buice law offices, circa 1964
46 8 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., tribute, 1965-1969
46 9 Parks and Recreation, Open Space Fund, undated
46 10 Perry Chamber of Commerce, 1963-1964
46 11 Perry Chamber of Commerce, circa 1965
46 12 Perry Chamber of Commerce, circa 1966 [1 of 2]
46 13 Perry Chamber of Commerce, circa 1966 [2 of 2]
47 1 Perry Chamber of Commerce, 1967-1969
47 2 Perry Chamber of Commerce, economic development, circa 1964-1967
49 3 Perry Chamber of Commerce, map of Perry, Georgia, circa 1966
47 3 Perry Country Club, circa 1965
47 4 Planner, 1969
47 5 Pollution, circa 1965-1971 [1 of 2]
47 6 Pollution, circa 1965-1971 [2 of 2]
47 7 Political appointments, 1971
47 8 Prisoners of War hearing, circa 1970
47 9 Red Carpet Tour, circa 1971
47 10 Resumes and biographical questionnaire, circa 1969-1971
47 11 Sales tax exemption, circa 1971
47 12 "Seconding of Nomination of Speaker of the House of Representatives Geo. L. Smith, II," undated
47 13 State Bar of Georgia, admission requirements, 1971
47 14 State Bar of Georgia, general file, circa 1967-1968
47 15 State Bar of Georgia, Third District survey results, 1967
47 16 Soil conservation, circa 1969-1970
47 17 Southern Growth Policies Board, circa 1971-1972
47 18 Teacher salaries, circa 1971
48 1 Telephone rates, circa 1970
48 2 Tax reform, 1971
48 3 United States Coast Guard records, 1959-1967
48 4 United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, circa 1962-1963
48 5 United States Naval Reserve, 1964
48 6 Unlawful assemblies cases, undated
48 7 Warner Robins, city authority over automobile license tags and sidewalks, circa 1950-1971
48 8 Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, bad check laws, 1971
48 9 Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, invitations, 1969
48 10 Wys, Robert A., outdoor advertising, 1971
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