BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER SOUTH GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN JACK BRINKLEY
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the passing of former Congressman Jack Thomas Brinkley.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend, former Congressman Jack Brinkley,” said Congressman Bishop. “He was a great representative in Washington for our area and he served us with great distinction. Our nation has lost an exceptional public servant, and I have lost a trusted friend and mentor. Georgia and the nation are truly better because of his service and we extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”
Congressman Brinkley previously represented Columbus in the State House of Representatives from 1965-1966 and then was elected to the Third Congressional District of Georgia, where he served from 1967 to 1983. Prior to his service in the U.S. Congress, he was an educator and an U.S. Air Force pilot, who flew from 1951-1956.