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Charles Longstreet WELTNER

(1927-1992)

WELTNER, Charles Longstreet, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County Ga., December 17, 1927; attended the public schools of Fulton County, Ga.; graduated from Oglethorpe University at Atlanta, Ga., in 1948 and from Columbia University School of Law at New York City, in 1950; received M.A. from Columbia Theological Seminary, 1983, and LL.M., University of Virginia Law School, 1983; commenced practice in Atlanta, Ga., in 1950; served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army, 1955-1957; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; deputy chairman, Democratic National Committee, and director of young Americans division, 1967; resumed the practice of law; judge, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, 1976-1981; chairman, Judicial Council of Georgia, 1980-1981; justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1981-1992, chief justice from June 1992 until his death in Atlanta, Ga., on August 31, 1992; was a resident of Atlanta.

Bibliography

Weltner, Charles L. Southerner. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1966; Wannamaker, George Noell, “Charles Longstreet Weltner: A Public Life.” Ph. D. Diss., Georgia State University, 1999.

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

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