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John Donald Fuqua (born August 20, 1933) is a former U.S. Democratic politician.

Don Fuqua
Don Fuqua 1961.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byCharles Edward Bennett
Succeeded byJames W. Grant
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byPaul Rogers
Chair of the House Committee on Science and Technology
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byOlin E. Teague
Succeeded byRobert A. Roe
Personal details
Born (1933-08-20) August 20, 1933 (age 86)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Early years and EducationEdit

Don Fuqua was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida in 1933.[1] Fuqua attended the University of Florida at Gainesville from 1951 to 1953. After serving in the Korean war, he returned to the university to graduate in 1957.[1]


He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from Florida and served from January 3, 1963 to January 3, 1987. Fuqua was chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee.[2]

Personal informationEdit

Fuqua served in Korea with the United States Army Medical Corps during and after the Korean War. During most of his congressional career, Fuqua maintained his legal residence on a farm near Altha in Calhoun County, Florida, where he became a seasoned dairy farmer. He currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "FUQUA, Don, (1933 - )". United States Congress. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^,4012692&hl=en
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Paul G. Rogers
Preceded by
Charles Edward Bennett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James W. Grant
Political offices
Preceded by
Olin E. Teague
Chairman of House Science Committee
Succeeded by
Robert A. Roe
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