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; interment in
Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Ga.
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.