Former member of the United States Senate, Johnny Isakson has died aged 76

By | December 20, 2021

John Hardy Isakson Death – Cause of Death – John Hardy Isakson, American businessman and politician sadly passed away on the 19th of December 2021 at the age of 76 at his home in Atlanta. According to Wikipedia, in June 2015, Isakson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which didn’t affect him for a long time. It is unclear if he died of the illness. Isakson served as a United States Senator from Georgia from 2005 to 2019 as a member of the Republican Party.

Reports revealed that he represented Georgia’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005. He was born on the 28th of December 1944, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Isakson was the son of Julia (née Baker) and Edwin Andrew Isakson, a Greyhound bus driver, who later established an Atlanta real estate firm.

Isakson opened a real estate branch for Northside Realty and later served 22 years as the company’s president. He was elected for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976. He served seven terms, including four as minority leader, Wikipedia stated. He will be missed.

Brie Jackson said in a tweet; “Johnny Isakson was a patriot and a gentleman. Georgia has lost an indispensable son” – @POTUS Saddened to hear about the passing of former Senator Johnny Isakson. I had the opportunity to interview him. He was a kind man who loved college football in Georgia . #RIP”

Stacey Abrams said in a tweet; “U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson served the whole of Georgia with attention and fairness. With every interaction, my respect for him grew and never wavered. Though we held different ideologies, I was honored to call him friend. God’s peace to his family, loved ones and friends.

“Senator Isakson was one of the most decent human beings I ever had the pleasure of knowing. His career was one of public service, not self service. Georgia has lost a favorite son and our country has lost a true patriot. My heart is with his family and everyone who loved him.”

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