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Jack Brinkley
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Howard H. Callaway
Succeeded by Richard Ray
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives

In office
1965–1966
Personal details
Born (1930-12-22)December 22, 1930
Faceville, Georgia, U.S.
Died January 23, 2019(2019-01-23) (aged 88)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Georgia
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1951-1955

Jack Thomas Brinkley (December 22, 1930 – January 23, 2019) was an American politician, educator and lawyer.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Brinkley was born in Faceville, Georgia. After graduating from Young Harris College in 1949, Brinkley became a school teacher for several years before serving as a pilot in the United States Air Force from 1951-1956. After his military service, Brinkley entered the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1959, and became a practicing lawyer in Columbus, Georgia.

Brinkley's political career consisted of one term in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965–1966 and eight consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 1967 and ending in 1983 when he chose not to run for re-election. He was a segregationist who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1968.[1] He also voted against extending the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Following his retirement, he relocated to Columbus, Georgia. Brinkley died on January 23, 2019 at the age of 88.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Jack Brinkley at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Howard H. Callaway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Richard Ray

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