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Edgar Lanier Jenkins Edit Profile

also known as Ed Jenkins

United States representative , Lawyer , politician

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.

Background

Jenkins, Edgar Lanier was born on January 4, 1933 in Young Harris, Georgia, United States. Son of Charlie S. and Evia Mae (Souther) Jenkins.

Education

Associate of Arts, Young Harris College, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, 1959.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Georgia 1959.

Religion

Baptism is an act of full immersion following Christ’s example. It should be undertaken by spiritually matured individuals capable to understand its profound significance: resurrection to new life.

Politics

Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

Views

The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.

Membership

Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Georgia.

Connections

Married Beni Jo Thomasson, December 27, 1959. Children: Janice Kristan and Amy Lynn.

father:
Charlie S. Jenkins

mother:
Evia Mae (Souther) Jenkins

spouse:
Beni Jo Thomasson

child:
Janice Kristan and Amy Lynn Jenkins