Paul D. Coverdell began his career in politics in 1970 when he was elected to Georgia's State Senate. After nearly twenty years of service in the Georgia Senate, he resigned from office to accept the position of director of the Peace Corps in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. Coverdell held this position until 1991, when he stepped down in order to campaign for a United States Senate seat which he won in 1992 and again in 1998.
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