Ed Jenkins (U.S. politician)

Edgar Lanier "Ed" Jenkins ( born January 4, 1933, Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia, † January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1977 and 1993 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ed Jenkins, born in Young Harris, Georgia, attended the public schools of his home. In 1951 he worked in the office for the FBI. Thereafter he served 1952-1955 in the U.S. Coast Guard. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, and his admission to the bar he began in 1958 to work in his new profession. From 1962 to 1964 Jenkins was deputy attorney general for the northern part of Georgia; 1968-1972 he served as a prosecutor in Pickens County.


Politically, Jenkins was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1959 to 1962 he served on the staff of Congressman Phillip M. Landrum. In the congressional elections of 1976 he was in the ninth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor Landrum on January 3, 1977. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1993 eight legislatures. Jenkins stood up for the textile industry and tax cuts.

In 1992, Ed Jenkins opted not to run again. After he retired from politics. Most recently, he lived in Jasper.