Don Fuqua

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Don Fuqua
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJames W. Grant
Constituency9th district (1963–1967)
2nd district (1967–1987)
Chair of the House Committee on Science and Technology
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byOlin E. Teague
Succeeded byRobert A. Roe
Personal details
Born (1933-08-20) August 20, 1933 (age 90)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Florida

John Donald Fuqua (born August 20, 1933) is a former U.S. Democratic politician from Florida. He represented Florida in the United States House of Representatives from 1963 to 1987.

Early years and Education[edit]

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

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.[1]

After leaving Congress, Fuqua became president of the Aerospace Industries Association.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "FUQUA, Don, (1933 - )". United States Congress. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Gadsden Times - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "INDUSTRY PLEA DON'T MAKE THINGS WORSE". Washington Post. 1988-12-18. Retrieved 2023-05-14.

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

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
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Preceded by Chairman of House Science Committee
Succeeded by
Robert A. Roe
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