Jack Thomas Brinkley

Jack Thomas Brinkley ( born December 22, 1930 in Facebook Ville, Decatur County, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1967 and 1983 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jack Brinkley attended the common schools and then studied until 1949 at Young Harris College. Between 1949 and 1951 he worked as a teacher. After that, he was from 1951 to 1956 pilot in the U.S. Air Force. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia and its made ​​in 1959 admitted to the bar he began in Columbus to work in his new profession.

Politically, Brinkley joined the Democratic Party. In the years 1965 and 1966 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1966 he was in the third electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Howard H. Callaway on January 3, 1967. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until 3 January 1983 eight legislatures. In this time were, among others, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal. In Congress, Brinkley was considered conservative. This was true at the time to most MEPs from the southern states.

In 1982, Brinkley opted not to run again. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics. Today he lives in Columbus.