Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BRINKLEY, Jack Thomas (1930-2019)

BRINKLEY, JACK THOMAS, a Representative from Georgia; born in Faceville, Decatur County, Ga., December 22, 1930; attended the public schools of Faceville, Ga.; graduated from Young Harris College in 1949; taught school, 1949-1951; was a pilot in the United States Air Force, 1951-1956; graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1959; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Columbus, Ga., in 1959; elected to the State house of representatives in 1965-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; died on January 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ga.

Columbus State University
Simon Schwob Memorial Library
Columbus, GA
Papers: 1966-1982, 302 linear feet.
The collection consists of congressional papers of Jack T. Brinkley from 1966-1982. The papers include constituent and publicity correspondence, press releases, invitations, appointment files, legislative bill files, speeches, clippings, subject files, questionnaires, mailing lists, appointment books, and videos. The materials document Jack Brinkley's legislative career and contain information on his service on the House Armed Services and House Veterans' Affairs committees, as well as his interest in historic preservation. A finding aid is available in the repository.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Jack Brinkley, Democratic Representative from Georgia. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.