AP: Former Georgia Congressman Ed Jenkins Dies

From The Associated Press:

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Jenkins, a Democrat who represented Georgia in Congress for 16 years, has died after a long illness. He was 78.

Janice Jenkins said early Monday that her father died Sunday afternoon at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Jenkins was elected in 1976, the same year that another Georgian, Jimmy Carter, was elected president. He served on the House Budget and Ways and Means committees.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Jenkins. The full AP obituary can be found here.