John Simpson papers
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains various legislative papers from his first two terms of Rep. John Simpson in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1987-1991. Included in these papers are correspondence with constituents and other legislators, campaign materials, committee materials from those that Simpson served as a member (Education, Health and Ecology, and Judiciary), a legislative survey, photographs, and Simpson’s envision for the future West Georgia College.
- Majority of material found within Bulk, 1989-1991
Conditions Governing Access note
Open to all users; no restrictions
Conditions Governing Use note
Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.
John T. Simpson was born in Troup County, Georgia on October 26, 1957. He graduated from Bowdon High School, attained an A.B. degree in political science from West Georgia College (now the University of West Georgia), and earned a law degree from Mercer University. He held a variety of positions, including at the United States Department of Agriculture, interning in the Georgia State Senate, and clerking for Judge Joseph C. Jackson, before becoming a practicing attorney.
In 1986, Simpson was elected as a Democrat to represent the 70th district (Carroll and Douglas counties) in the Georgia House of Representatives. He served on the Education, Judiciary, and Health and Ecology committees. He has worked on such issues as tort reform, health care costs, insurance reform, and AIDS legislation. Simpson’s wife Donna is a school teacher, and he has also emphasized education issues.
Since leaving the legislature in 1997, he has remained active in the community, and currently serves as a Superior Court Judge of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, which includes Carroll, Troup, Coweta, Heard, and Meriwether counties in Georgia.
1.68 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Legislative papers of Representative John Simpson who represented Georgia’s 70th District (Carroll and Douglas counties) in the state House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1987-1996.
Arranged alphabetically by file title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by John Simpson on November 8, 1989.
Processing Information note
Processed by Richard Primuth in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2016.
- Guide to the John Simpson papers POL-0008
- Finding aid prepared by Written by Richard Primuth and Candice Larson
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- Description is in English