ELLIOTT, CARL ATWOOD, 1913-1999.

Attorney, seven-term U.S. Congressman. Born– December 20, 1913, Vina. Parents– George W. and Lenora (Massey) Elliott. Married– Jane Hamilton, June 3, 1940, Children– Four. Education– Graduated from Vina High School, 1930 (valedictorian of his class); University of Alabama, A.B., 1933; LL.D., 1936. Practiced law in Russellville and Jasper, 1936; U.S. Commissioner, 1938-1939; recorder for the Jasper City Court, 1939-1942 and 1944-1946. Served in U.S. Army, 1942-1944.  U.S. House of Representatives, 1949-1965. Member or chairman of Veterans Affairs Committee, 1949-1951, Committee on Education and Labor, 1951-1960, Committee on House Administration, 1956-1960, Rules Committee, 1961-1965, Select Committee on Government Research, 1963-1965, Presidents’ Committee on Libraries, 1966-1968, Committee to Investigate the Administration of the State Technical Services Act, advisory board of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Instrumental in passage of the National Defense Education Act, 1958. Member of the American, Alabama, and Walker County Bar Association, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Alpha Delta.  Elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor, 1977. Winner of the first John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, 1990.  The Carl Elliott Regional Library was named in his honor.  Died January 9, 1999.

Papers:

The papers of Carl Eliott are held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.

Source:

Encyclopedia of Alabama online; Who’s Who in American Politics, 1973-1974, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

Annals of Northwest Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1958-1972.

Alabama Coal Miners. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1977.

The Cost of Courage:  The Journey of an American Congressman.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 1992.

Herbert South (1913-1975), Marion County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978.

Lester D. Williams, Jefferson County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978.

Robert C. Bice, Jefferson County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1978

William M. Warren, St. Clair County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1979.

William T. Minor, Walker County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1977.

Woodie Roberts, Walker County. Jasper, Ala.; Northwest Alabama Publishing Co., 1979.