PERDUE, David Alfred, Jr., a Senator from Georgia; born in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., December 10, 1949; B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976; management consultant; company executive; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.
Mr. Perdue retired in July 2007 from his position as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation, a retail organization headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., following its sale to a private equity firm. He was named Chief Executive Officer and a Director in April 2003 and elected Chairman of the Board in June 2003. From July 2002 to March 2003, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pillowtex Corporation, a textile manufacturing company located in Kannapolis, N.C. From 1998 to 2002, he was employed by Reebok International Limited, where he served as President of the Reebok Brand from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Perdue has served as a Director of IPL (or predecessor companies), WPL and Resources since 2001.