ELLIOTT, Carl Atwood, a Representative from Alabama; born in Vina, Franklin County, Ala.,
December 20, 1913; attended the public schools of Franklin County; was
graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1933 and from its law
school in 1936; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the
practice of law in Russellville, Ala.; in December 1936 moved to Jasper, Ala.,
and continued the practice of law; served as judge of Recorders Court, Jasper,
Ala., in 1942 and 1946; city attorney at various times for Dora, Parrish,
Cordova, Carbon Hill, and Oakman, Ala.; served with the Seventy-ninth Division,
Three Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry, United States Army, 1942-1944; member of
Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee 1942-1950; elected as a Democrat
to the Eighty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1949-January 3, 1965); chairman, Select Committee on Government Research
(Eighty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1964 to
the Eighty-ninth Congress; member of the bar of the District of Columbia since
1965; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of
Alabama in 1966; served on Presidents Library Commission 1967-1968; chairman,
Public Evaluation Committee, Office of State Technical Services, United States
Department of Commerce, 1967-1968; member, Commerce Technical Advisory Board,
United States Department of Commerce, 1968-1970; resumed the practice of law
until his retirement in 1986; owned and operated an editing and publishing
business; was a resident of Jasper, Ala., until his death there on January 9,
1999; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
BibliographyElliot, Carl, Sr., and Michael DOrso.
The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman.
New York: Doubleday, 1992.