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Subject: Doug Barnard, Ex- Congressman from Georgia

Dead at 95
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Date Posted: Friday, January 12, 11:41:35am


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Frm. Congressman Doug Barnard (D) Georgia dies at age of 95

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (WRDW/WAGT) -- In a recent statement in honor of former Congressman Doug Barnard, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) said:\

Doug Barnard was truly a legend. He was a mentor, a friend, and a statesman. He was always willing to work across the aisle to do what was best for the people of Augusta. Over the years I have sought his advice, and while he will always be remembered, he will be missed -- not only by me but by the entire Augusta community.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Longtime former US Congressman Doug Barnard has died.

Barnard passed away today at University Hospital. He was 95 years old.

Congressman Barnard grew up on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta, the same neighborhood as his childhood friend Carl Sanders.

Carl would grow up to be governor and Doug became a successful banker, then a congressman.

Barnard was elected to 8 terms in office representing the 10th District of Georgia from 1977 until 1993.

During his time in Congress, Augusta got a seven and a half-million-dollar federal grant to build the Riverwalk and $15-million dollars to extend St. Sebastian Way.

He left Congress in 1993 but he never really left politics, his last major project saw Doug Barnard actively involved in helping our nations wounded warriors.

He worked tirelessly using his political influence to win the support of Georgia’s United States Senators and congressman.

Platts funeral home is in charge of the arrangements, no funeral arrangements have been set yet.

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