Ed Jenkins (politician)

Edgar Lanier Jenkins (January 4, 1933 – January 1, 2012) was an American politician who served eight terms as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district from 1977 to 1993. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Ed Jenkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byPhillip M. Landrum
Succeeded byNathan Deal
Personal details
Edgar Lanier Jenkins

(1933-01-04)January 4, 1933
Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2012(2012-01-01) (aged 78)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Georgia



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 was elected to Congress in 1976. 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.[1]



He left Congress in 1993. Jenkins died, just three days before his 79th birthday, in Atlanta.[2]


  1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 322–23. ISBN 0-89234-051-7.
  2. ^ "Georgia politician served in congress". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. Associated Press. January 3, 2012. p. B5.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by