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George (Buddy) DARDEN

(1943- )

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., 2002 to present.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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