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John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series VIII: Personal

John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series VIII: Personal

Descriptive Summary

Title: John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series VIII: Personal
Creator: Flynt, John James, 1914-2007
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1961
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 box(es)
Collection Number: RBRL/130/JJF_VIII
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series VIII: Personal contains material and correspondence of a personal nature including bills, contributions from Flynt, football tickets, and Christmas lists. This series also contains files which were removed from county files as they were marked "personal".

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 VIII: Personal contains material and correspondence of a personal nature including bills, contributions from Flynt, football tickets, and Christmas lists. This series also contains files which were removed from county files as they were marked "personal".

Organization and Arrangement

County files are arranged in alphabetical order.

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.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- United States.

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Robert G. Stephens Papers

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


VIII. Personal

4 box(es)
VIII.11Butts County - Urban renewal grant to Jackson; public housing Funds for Jackson, 1955-1957
VIII.12Butts County - public housing, Jackson; farm allotments, 1958-1960
VIII.13Clayton County - Chamber of Commerce speech and letters re: Meeting; grant from HEW, water, Jonesboro; HEW funds for health center; Request for armed services deference; military housing; funds for school; Compensation for injured midshipman, 1955
VIII.14Coweta County - telephone service, Sharpsburg; auto claim, Involving National Guard; miscellaneous, 1954-1957
VIII.15Fayette County - community facility administration - loans; parole Dearing for Huddleston, 1955-1958
VIII.16Henry County - letter re: 'real' supporters; HEW funds for county Schools; federal assistance for McDonough; aid to McDonough for water System (request); fire truck for Stockbridge, 1954-1958
VIII.17Heard County - copies of Thank Yous for visits in County, 1958
VIII.18Heard County - HEW assistance to Heard county hospital; natural Gas for Franklin, 1955-1956
VIII.19Lamar County - FHA loan to Barnesville for public housing; HEW Assistance for sewer system; National Guard for county; social security for Henderson, 1954-1957
VIII.110Manchester County - celebration - USA band, 1959
VIII.111Newton County - HEW assistance for Mansfield housing; Thank Yous, Covington visit; Bear Creek watershed; merger of Oxford/Covington Post office; upper Ocmulgee River watershed proposal; Lockheed employment For 2 men; natural gas for Covington; Thank yous for Emory at Oxford Conference; service record, 1954-1958
VIII.112Pike County - bridge for Zebulon; water mains for Concord; assistance to Visitors in Washington, 1955-1956
VIII.113Spalding County - high gas prices, Griffin; aid for Griffin airport; Griffin Safety Patrol in Washington; Flint regional library; federal job for Mitchell; welfare for Harris; discharge of Lockheed employee, Hines; death Benefits, Corley, 1954-1958
VIII.114Troup County - guest list for Flint dinner; aid for West Point sewer System; LaGrange hospital extension from HEW; Air Force facilities for LaGrange; Girl Scouts, LaGrange, visit Washington; gas for LaGrange College; Thank yous for various meetings; IRS re: Presbyterian book; Promotion for Kemp; textile equipment for Philippines; visit Thank yous, Hogansville, 1955-1957
VIII.115Talbot County - alternate route 27, Talbotton; HHFA low rent Housing funds; telephone dial system, Talbotton; Thank You's for visits; health Center; industry for county, 1955-1958
VIII.116Troup County - Post Office bank accounts; confederate graves, West Point cemetery, 1957-1958
VIII.117Upson County - naming navy ship for county; airport for Thomaston; Watershed for county; HEW funds for health center; Post Office route stop, 1956
VIII.21Football tickets, 1955-1960
VIII.22Contributions from Flynt, 1955-1960
VIII.23Bills - includes printing, equipment, maintenance, dues, 1955-1957
VIII.24Christmas list - Thank yous for presents, card list, 1955-1956
VIII.25Goodson, Charlie - personal correspondence - when assistant to JJF, 1956-1957
VIII.26Lindsey, F. P., Jr., represents Spalding County and administrative Assistant to JJF after 1 March 1957 - correspondence, 1957
VIII.27Martin, Bill - personal correspondence, 1955-1957
VIII.28Military file - general and JJF personal - photos of visit to Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland; copies of personal service Assignments, decorations, 1957-1960
VIII.31-2United American [Life Insurance Company] - board minutes, Newsletters, correspondence, monthly operation statements, 1958-1961
VIII.41-2United American [Life Insurance Company]