Hugh Cleland, the father of former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) died on Wednesday at age 96.

Max Cleland sent word of his father's death to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Thursday.  Cleland represented Georgia in the Senate from 1996 to 2002, when he was defeated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R).

Services will be held on Friday. 

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