|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||James W. Grant|
|Constituency||9th district (1963–1967)|
2nd district (1967–1987)
|Chair of the House Committee on Science and Technology|
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Olin E. Teague|
|Succeeded by||Robert A. Roe|
|Born||August 20, 1933|
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
|Education||University of Florida|
Early years and Education
Don Fuqua was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida in 1933. 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. Fuqua served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1958 to 1962.
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.
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 Gainesville, Florida.
- United States Congress. "Don Fuqua (id: F000430)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN