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This Day in Georgia History

November 08, 1914

John Flynt, Jr. Born

Politician John (Jack) Flynt, Jr. was born in Griffin, Ga. as the great-grandson of Dr. Richard Banks. Graduating from the University of Georgia in 1936, he obtained a LLB from Georgia (1939) and a a J.D. from George Washington University (1968). After serving in the Georgia House of Representatives (1947-48), Flynt was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th congressional district (1954-65) and the 6th congressional district (1965-79), serving a total of 12 terms in Congress. Flynt died at his home in Griffin on June 24, 2007.