Don Fuqua

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Don Fuqua
Don Fuqua 1961.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Charles Edward Bennett
Succeeded by James W. Grant
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Paul Rogers
Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Olin E. Teague
Succeeded by Robert A. Roe
Personal details
Born (1933-08-20) August 20, 1933 (age 83)
Jacksonville, Florida
Political party Democratic

Don Fuqua (born August 20, 1933) is a U.S. Democratic politician.


Don Fuqua was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida in 1933.[1]


Fuqua attended the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1951-1953. After serving in the Korean war, he returned to the university to graduate in 1957.[1]


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.[2]

Personal information[edit]

During most of his congressional career, Fuqua maintained his legal residence in Altha, Florida. He currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida. Fuqua and his family moved to a farm in Calhoun County, Florida.[1] He also served his time in the United States Army Medical Corps during the Korean War of 1953-1955. Fuqua also became a seasoned dairy farmer.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Paul G. Rogers
Preceded by
Charles Edward Bennett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James W. Grant
Political offices
Preceded by
Olin E. Teague
Chairman of House Science Committee
Succeeded by
Robert A. Roe
New Jersey