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William Carlton MOBLEY

(1906-1981)

MOBLEY, William Carlton, a Representative from Georgia; born near Hillsboro, Jones County, Ga., December 7, 1906; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1928; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Forsyth, Ga.; served as secretary to Congressman Samuel Rutherford 1929-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Rutherford and served from March 2, 1932, to March 3, 1933; was not a candidate for nomination in 1932; secretary in the executive department of the State of Georgia 1934-1937; assistant attorney general of Georgia 1941-1943; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy 1943-1946; resumed the practice of law in Macon, Ga.; associate justice, supreme court of Georgia, from June 1, 1954, to December 1, 1960; reelected in 1960 and again in 1966 for the term ending December 31, 1972; elected presiding justice in August 1969; Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia, 1969-1975; resided in Atlanta, Ga., until his death October 14, 1981; interment in Forsyth, Ga.

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

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