Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897-

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"Elbert Parr Tuttle was a circuit court judge who exercised great influence 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 opened the door to massive social, legal, and political change. Tuttle was a perfect jurist for the challenge: he possessed great personal courage, sound judgment, and a belief in common law development. He noted, 'The law develops to meet changing needs . . . according to changes in our moral precepts.'"--"Elbert Parr Tuttle (1897-1996)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 17, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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