Author(s)Weltner, Charles Longstreet
KeywordsRace relations; Apportionment (Election law)--Georgia; Courts--Georgia;
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003; Abram, Morris B.; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Weltner, Charles Longstreet
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AbstractAmong topics discussed: Family background; father's political history; the New Deal; the Cocking affair; county unit system; Hartsfield v. Sloan; "Strike One" campaign; King v. Chapman; Supreme Court; Cook v. Fortson; Baker v. Carr; Jim Davis; Morris Abram; Democratic Forum; Kennedy campaign; Ivan Allen, Sr.; Lester Maddox; working on Ivan Allen's mayoral campaign; first congressional election.
Charles Weltner (1927-1992) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1967, was Fulton County Superior Court Judge from 1976 to 1981, and was Associate Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from 1981 to 1992, serving briefly as the Chief Justice in 1992.
Weltner, Charles, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 9 July 1986, P1986-05, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.