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Elbert Tuttle oral history interview 1992 September 21

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Creator: Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897-1996
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Elbert Tuttle oral history interview 1992 September 21
Date: 1992 Sept. 21
Description: Local identification number: Tuttle, E_19920921_(P1992-16)

Elbert Tuttle (1897-1996) served as a Justice on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1954 to 1968, as Chief Justice of the Fifth Circuit from 1961-1968, and has served as Senior Justice of the Fifth Circuit (reorganized into the Eleventh Circuit as of October 1, 1981) from 1968 to the present.

Among topics discussed: Outrigger Canoe Club; meeting wife; settling in Atlanta; Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; national political conventions; black Republicans; post office Republicans; housing in Atlanta; cleaning voter registration lists; county unit system; Republicans in Atlanta, 1950; Bob Snodgrass; Helen Mankin election; Judge Robert Carpenter; Johnson v. Zerbst; politics 1952; credentials dispute; Roy Foster; patronage; Eisenhower campaign; Fifth Circuit Court; Judge Hutcheson; discussion of cases; appeals process; stalling desegregation; appointment of Judge Elliott; Judge Cameron; "The Four"; court packing; Baker v. Carr; Wesberry v. Sanders; county unit system; racial cases; Judge Gewin; Julian Bond case; Sloppy Floyd; anti-war cases; Jack Bass; habeas corpus; civil rights cases; issuing injunctions; Ralph McGill; desegregation at Rich's lunch counter.

Subjects: Voter registration | Segregation | Habeas corpus | Civil rights--United States--Cases | McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969 | Mankin, Helen Douglas | Atlanta Chamber of Commerce | United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) | Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897-1996
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Tuttle, Elbert P., Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 21 September 1992, P1992-16, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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