Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
FLYNT, John James, Jr. (1914-2007)

FLYNT, JOHN JAMES, JR., a Representative from Georgia; born in Griffin, Spalding County, Ga., November 8, 1914; attended the public schools and Georgia Military Academy (now the Woodward Academy); A.B., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1936; United States Army, 1936-1937, 1941-1945; United States Army Reserve; attended Emory University Law School in 1937 and 1938; graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1940; lawyer, private practice; assistant United States attorney for northern district of Georgia, 1939-1941,1945 and 1946; member of the Georgia state house of representatives,1947-1948; solicitor general for Griffin Judicial Circuit, 1949-1954; president, Georgia Bar Association, 1953-1954; delegate, Georgia State Democratic conventions, 1946, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, and 1966; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1960 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative A. Sidney Camp and at the same time was elected to the Eighty-fourth Congress; reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (November 2, 1954-January 3, 1979); chair, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; resumed the practice of law and farming operations; engaged in banking and real estate; died on June 24, 2007, in Griffin, Ga.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: 1954-1978, 474 linear feet.
The collection consists of papers of John J. Flynt, Jr. from 1954-1978. Includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and printed materials documenting Flynt's activities in the United States House of Representatives including his work concerning flood control.

Papers: In the Iris F. Blitch Papers, ca. 1954-1985, 80.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include John J. Flynt, Jr.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film reels: 1976, 1 commercial on 1 film reel.
The commercial was used during John Flynt's campaign for the 1976 U.S. congressional election in District 6 of Georgia, Democratic Party.


West Georgia College
Georgia's Political Heritage Program Ingram Library
Carrollton, GA
Oral history: date unknown, 4 tapes.
An oral history interview conducted with John "Jack" Flynt.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John J. Flynt, Jr., Democratic Representative from Georgia. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.