State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Congressman Jack Brinkley

March 1, 2019
By Kenneth B. Hodges III

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime attorney and former U.S. Rep. Jack T. Brinkley Sr. on his recent passing.

During his distinguished career in the legal profession, beginning in 1958, Mr. Brinkley practiced with the Columbus firms of Young, Hollis & Mosely and, later, with Coffin & Brinkley. He served in the Georgia General Assembly and was elected to Congress in 1966, representing Georgia’s 3rd District until 1983. He retired as chairman of the House Military Construction Subcommittee. He also served his country as an Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era.

Congressman Jack Brinkley will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of the legal community. We appreciate the many contributions he made during his admirable career as a Georgia lawyer through his devoted service to the public and the justice system. 

Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia