Edgar Lanier Jenkins, former United States Representative, Georgia. Bar: Georgia 1959. Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Georgia.
Jenkins, Edgar Lanier was born on January 4, 1933 in Young Harris, Georgia, United States. Son of Charlie S. and Evia Mae (Souther) Jenkins.
Associate of Arts, Young Harris College, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, 1959.
He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993 as a Democrat. Jenkins, who was born in Young Harris, Georgia, served in the Coast Guard from 1952 to 1955, and as administrative assistant to congressman Phillip M. Landrum from 1959 to 1962. He supported protection for the textile industry and capital gains tax cuts.
In 1989, he challenged Richard Gephardt for Majority Leader but lost by a margin of 76 to 181 votes. Jenkins died, just three days before his 79th birthday, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.
Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and to enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.
Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Georgia.
Married Beni Jo Thomasson, December 27, 1959. Children: Janice Kristan and Amy Lynn.