Doug Barnard Jr.

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Druie Douglas Barnard Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Robert Grier Stephens Jr.
Succeeded by Don Johnson Jr.
Personal details
Born (1922-03-20) March 20, 1922 (age 95)
Augusta, Georgia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Naomi Holt "Nopi" Bernard
Profession Attorney, banker
Military service
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1943 – 1945
Battles/wars World War II

Druie Douglas Barnard Jr. (born March 20, 1922) was a United States congressman from Georgia.


Barnard attended the Richmond County public schools and graduated from the Academy of Richmond County (Augusta, Georgia) in 1939. He attended Augusta College from 1939 to 1940, then graduated in 1943 with an A.B. from Mercer University in Macon. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945,[1] then returned to Georgia and earned an LL.B. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1948.

From 1948 to 1962, Barnard engaged in the banking profession, primarily at the Georgia Railroad Bank, a former local Augusta banking institution. He was executive secretary to Georgia Governor Carl Sanders from 1963 to 1966, and a board member of the Georgia State Department of Transportation from 1966 to 1976. He is a Democrat.

Barnard was a delegate to the Georgia State Democratic convention in 1962 and a delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. In 1979, he addressed a crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the Georgia Guidestones, which were in his district.[2] He has two daughters, one son, and 7 grandchildren.

Doug Barnard is an active member of First Baptist Church in Augusta. He was married to Naomi Holt "Nopi" Bernard, a poet.


Georgia State Route 56 Spur, in Augusta, was named in his honor as the Doug Barnard Parkway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 324–325. ISBN 0-89234-051-7. 
  2. ^ "American Stonehenge". 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Grier Stephens Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th congressional district

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Don Johnson Jr.