Speech by Congressman Don Fuqua

Date: July 4, 1963

Source: S2043 , 00151

Type: Sound

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  • One reel to reel recording (and one duplicate reel). Don Fuqua was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on August 20, 1933. He attended the University of Florida from 1951-1953, served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1953-1955 with a portion of that service in the Korean War. He returned to the U of Fla. and after graduation in 1957 engaged in the agriculture and dairy businesses. From 1958 to 1962 he served in the Florida House of Representatives from Calhoun County. He was first elected to represent the 2nd District of Florida in the U. S. House of Representatives in 1963 and remained in the House of Representatives until his retirement from public service in 1987. He was appointed early in his Congressional career to the House Science and Technology Committee and became its chairman in 1979. He also served on the Government Operations Committee. A Democrat, he represented the largest district east of the Mississippi River; it stretched from Bay County in the Panhandle to Clay County, on the outskirts of Jacksonville. Upon leaving Congress in 1987, Fuqua became president of Aerospace Industries Association and he now resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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