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John Simpson papers

Identifier: POL-0008

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains various legislative papers from his first two terms of Rep. John Simpson in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1987-1991. Included in these papers are correspondence with constituents and other legislators, campaign materials, committee materials from those that Simpson served as a member (Education, Health and Ecology, and Judiciary), a legislative survey, photographs, and Simpson’s envision for the future West Georgia College.


  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1989-1991
  • 1974-1991


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

John T. Simpson was born in Troup County, Georgia on October 26, 1957. He graduated from Bowdon High School, attained an A.B. degree in political science from West Georgia College (now the University of West Georgia), and earned a law degree from Mercer University. He held a variety of positions, including at the United States Department of Agriculture, interning in the Georgia State Senate, and clerking for Judge Joseph C. Jackson, before becoming a practicing attorney.

In 1986, Simpson was elected as a Democrat to represent the 70th district (Carroll and Douglas counties) in the Georgia House of Representatives. He served on the Education, Judiciary, and Health and Ecology committees. He has worked on such issues as tort reform, health care costs, insurance reform, and AIDS legislation. Simpson’s wife Donna is a school teacher, and he has also emphasized education issues.

Since leaving the legislature in 1997, he has remained active in the community, and currently serves as a Superior Court Judge of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, which includes Carroll, Troup, Coweta, Heard, and Meriwether counties in Georgia.


1.68 Linear feet (4 boxes)




Legislative papers of Representative John Simpson who represented Georgia’s 70th District (Carroll and Douglas counties) in the state House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1987-1996.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by John Simpson on November 8, 1989.

Processing Information note

Processed by Richard Primuth in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2016.

Guide to the John Simpson papers POL-0008
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States