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John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series II: Flood Control

John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series II: Flood Control

Descriptive Summary

Title: John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series II: Flood Control
Creator: Flynt, John James, 1914-2007
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1978
Language: English
Extent: 14 box(es)
Collection Number: RBRL/130/JJF_II
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series II: Flood Control is divided into four subseries corresponding to the four major water projects, Flint River, Russell Dam, West Point Dam, and General. This series includes project files, clippings, maps, and reports documenting Satilla River, Ocmulgee River, Coosa-Alabama River, Chattahoochee River, Cedar Creek River, Alcovy River, Spewrell Bluff, and others.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

John James Flynt, Jr. was born in Griffin, Georgia on 8 November 1914. Flynt graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1936. He later attended Emory University Law School and graduated from Georgia Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. with an LL.B. and J.D. in 1940. He held various state positions including assistant United States attorney of the northern district of Georgia; member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1947 to 1948; solicitor general of Griffin Judicial Circuit from 1949 to 1954; president of the Solicitors General Association of Georgia from 1950 to 1951; president of the Georgia Bar Association from 1954 to 1955. As a Georgia Democrat, Flynt served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to 1978, where he chaired the House Ethics Committee. He also served on the Appropriations Committee and was a ranking member of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. After serving in Congress, Flynt resumed practicing law and farming in addition to engaging in banking and real estate.

Flynt married Patricia Bradley of Dalton, Georgia in 1942 with whom he had three children, Susan, James, and Crisp. John James Flynt, Jr. died of cancer on June 24, 2007, in Griffin, Georgia.

Scope and Content

Series II: Flood Control is divided into four subseries corresponding to the four major water projects, Flint River, Russell Dam, West Point Dam, and General. This series includes project files, clippings, maps, and reports documenting Satilla River, Ocmulgee River, Coosa-Alabama River, Chattahoochee River, Cedar Creek River, Alcovy River, Spewrell Bluff, and others.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is organized into four subseries, A. Flint River, B. Russell Dam, C. West Point Dam, and D. General.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Alcovy River Watershed (Ga.)
Dams -- Georgia
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- United States.
Richard B. Russell Dam (Ga. and S.C.)
Richard B. Russell Lake (Ga. and S.C.)
Rivers -- Georgia.
Water resources development -- Georgia.

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Robert G. Stephens Papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

II. Flood Control

14 box(es)



A. Flint River

boxfolder
II.11Cedar Creek Dam Project, 1965-1968
II.12General 93-2, 1965-1977
II.13General 93-1, 1965-1976
II.14General 89-2, 1965-1968
II.15General 89-1, 1965
II.16General, 1965
boxfolder
II.21General, 1964
II.22-3General, 1963
II.24-6General, 1962
II.27General, 1961
II.28General, 1958-1960
II.29Legislation, 1962-1963
boxfolder
II.31Maps - Flint River Dams, undated
II.32[Material], 1962-1965
II.33Project Clippings #1, 1971-1974
II.34Project Clippings #2, 1971-1974
boxfolder
II.41Flint River Resolution, 1962-1963
II.42Spewrell Bluff, 1973-1976
II.43Spewrell Bluff Dam #2, 1969-1973
II.44Vinson file, 1962-1965



B. Russell Dam

boxfolder
II.51Russell Dam Project #1, 1977
II.52Russell Dam Project #2, 1963-1978
II.53Statement before Subcommittee on Public Works, 1963-1977



C. West Point Dam

boxfolder
II.61General, 1977
II.62General, 1976
II.63General, 1975
II.64General, 1974
II.65General, 1971-1972
boxfolder
II.71General, 1966
II.72General, 1965
II.73General, 1964
II.74General, 1963
II.75General, 1962
II.76-7General, 1961
boxfolder
II.81General, 1961
II.82-3General, 1959-1960
II.84-5General, 1958
II.86-7General, 1957
II.88Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1966
boxfolder
II.91Land Acquisition - General, 1965-1966
II.92Legislation, 1961-1963
II.93Naming of Reservoir, 1971
II.94Newspaper Clippings and "The Westpointer", 1961-1964
II.95Presentments to Bureau of the Budget, 1965
II.96Recreation Area Exc. Wildlife Preserve, 1966-1969
II.97-8Wildlife Preserve, 1967-1971
boxfolder
II.101Alcovy River Project #2, 1969-1973
II.102Alcovy River Project #1, 1969
II.103Apalachicola River Basin, 1963-1970
II.104Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River System Project, 1971-1973
II.105Altamaha Area, 1967-1971
II.106Cane Creek Watershed, 1961-1966
II.107Cedar Creek Dam Project, 1967-1971
boxfolder
II.111Chattahoochee River Project, 1961-1969
II.112Chattahoochee River Basin - Development Committee, 1965-1971
II.113Clayton County - Flood Plain Study, 1965-1969
II.114Coosa-Alabama River Project, 1964
II.115Cross-Georgia Waterway, 1963
II.116Dog River Reservoir, 1967
II.117Emergency Relief, 1961
II.118Lake Lanier - Flood Control Project, 1975-1977
II.119Little Tallapoosa Watershed Project, 1963-1972
boxfolder
II.121Miscellaneous Material [Maps], 1963
II.122Miscellaneous Material [Reports, newspaper clippings], 1961-1967
boxfolder
II.131Miscellaneous, 1963-1971
boxfolder
II.141Omnibus Rivers, Harbors, Flood Control Bill, HR13273, 87th Congress, 2nd Session, 1962
II.142Oconee River Dam, 1963
II.143Ocmulgee River Projects, 1967-1968
II.144Peachstone Dam Project, 1963
II.145Rivers and Harbors (Savannah River Improvement Project), 1959-1962



D. General

boxfolder
II.146Satilla River Improvement Commission, 1970-1971
II.147Satilla River File, Southeast Georgia, Satilla River Improvements Committee, 1978-1971
II.148Southeast River (U. S. Study Commission) Basins, 1964-1966
II.149Tobesofkee Recreation Area, 1972
II.1410Walnut Creek, 1969
II.1411Watershed Projects, 1957-1973
II.1412Yellow Jacket Creek, 1961-1971