DARDEN, George (Buddy)

DARDEN, George (Buddy)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1943–

Biography

DARDEN, George (Buddy), a Representative from Georgia; born in Hancock County, Ga., November 22, 1943; graduated from Sparta High School, Sparta, Ga.,1961; A.B., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1965; J.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1967; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, Cobb County, Ga., 1968-1972; district attorney, Cobb County, Ga., 1973-1976; elected to the Georgia state house of representatives, 1980-1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Larry McDonald; reelected to the Ninety-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1983-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1996, 2000, and 2004; board of trustees, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Ga.

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External Research Collections

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the Georgia Governor's Office Records, Constituent Services, Intergovernmental Relations Subject Files, n.d., 43 boxes. The records of Governor Joe Frank Harris and Governor Zell Miller include documents mentioning George Darden. An inventory is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Georgia Lieutenant Governor's Office Records, Legislative Services, President of the Senate Subject Files, 1973-1989, 23 boxes. The records of Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller include documents mentioning George Darden. An inventory is available in the repository and online.

University of Georgia Libraries
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Papers: 209 feet. Congressional papers and correspondence. Restricted.
Oral History: In the Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Collection, 1971-2002, amount unknown. A 35 page interview with George (Buddy) Darden includes anecdotes on Senator Russell; Cuban Missile Crisis Oct. 1962; Demosthenian Society; Lyndon B. Johnson; Edward M. Kennedy; Russell correspondence; Russell's personality and working habits; Student patronage program; U. S. Military; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
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