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Working the Hill - Alumni Profiles
December 2008 Issue
When Charlie Harman (BBA ’71) went to Washington, D.C., in 1970, he didn’t realize he was setting the course for his career. A summer internship with Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-GA) led to eventual fulltime positions with three other U.S. senators from Georgia. “The objective was to spend the summer with my girlfriend (now wife of 37 years) in Washington,” Harman says of the internship. “I got the bug, the so-called Potomac fever.” Now chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Harman is a seasoned veteran of Georgia politics in the nation’s capital. He daily supervises the 40-plus employees working in Chambliss’ Washington and Georgia offices. “This is an opportunity to work in a place—the Senate—where you have the intersection of public service, public policy and politics,” Harman says. It’s Harman’s fourth stint in Washington. After his internship with Russell the Atlanta native graduated from UGA and took a job as a savings and loan officer with Fulton Federal Savings. …
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