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Elbert Parr Tuttle (1897-1996)

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Title:Elbert Parr Tuttle (1897-1996)
Date:2004 Dec. 16

Encyclopedia article about Elbert Parr Tuttle, a circuit court judge during the civil rights era. U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to the Atlanta-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1954, shortly after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court. Tuttle attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1918 as a "Flying Cadet" in the artillery's observation corps. World War I (1917-18) ended while he was in training, and Second Lieutenant Tuttle joined the U.S. Army Reserve, maintaining continuous military service for the next thirty-two years. In 1923 after graduating from law school, Tuttle and his brother-in-law moved to Atlanta where they established a law practice.

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Subjects:Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897- | Judges--United States | United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) | Lawyers--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-12-16
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