Doug Barnard, Jr.

Druie Douglas " Doug " Barnard Jr. ( born March 10, 1922 in Augusta, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1977 and 1993 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Doug Barnard attended the public schools of his home, including the Academy of Richmond County, where he graduated in 1939. In the years 1939 and 1940 he continued his education at Augusta College. Until 1943 he studied at Mercer University in Macon. From 1943 to 1945, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army. After the war he studied until 1948 at the Mercer University law. Between 1948 and 1962, Barnard worked in the banking industry.

Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In the years 1963-1966 he served on the staff of Governor Carl Sanders. From 1966 to 1976 he was a staff member in the Department of Transportation of the State of Georgia. 1962 Barnard was a delegate to the regional Democratic convention in Georgia; Two years later he accepted the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in part, has been nominated to the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for re-election.

In the congressional elections of 1976, Barnard was the tenth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Grier Stephens on January 3, 1977. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1993 eight contiguous legislatures. There, the 27th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1992. In 1992 Doug Barnard renounced a new Congress candidacy. He was married to Naomi Holt and has three children and seven grandchildren. Today he lives in his hometown of Augusta.