Max Burns

O. Maxie "Max" Burns ( born November 8, 1948 in Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia ) is an American politician. Between 2003 and 2005 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Max Burns studied until 1973 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and then to 1977 at the local Georgia State University. At this university he also studied philosophy in 1987. In the meantime he became in 1973 a member of the U.S. Army Reserve in the year. For 20 years was Burns professor at Georgia Southern University.

Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1993 and 1998 he was a member of the County Council of Screven County. In the congressional elections of 2002, he was in what was then again appointed twelfth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on January 3, 2003. Since 2004 he Democrat John Barrow defeated in the elections of the year, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 2005. In 2006, he competed unsuccessfully against Barrow for his return to the U.S. House of Representatives. However, the election result was extremely scarce. Both candidates reached 50%. Barrow came to 71 651 votes, Burns at 70 787.

Today is Max Burns Dean of the Mike Cottrell Business School at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.