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Carlton Mobley

Born: Dec 7, 1906

Death: Oct 4, 1981

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Carlton Mobley

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1906
Date of Death : Oct 4, 1981
Birth Place : United States of America

William Carlton Mobley was a noted jurist and politician from the American state of Georgia. He is one of the ten youngest people to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives, at the age of 25. Mobley was born near Hillsboro, Jones County, Georgia; attended the common schools; and graduated from Mercer University with a law degree in 1928. While at Mercer, he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. Mobley practiced law in Forsyth, Georgia before serving as secretary to Congressman Samuel Rutherford from 1929 to 1932. In 1932, Mobley was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives representing Georgia's 6th congressional district. Mobley did not seek reelection. Subsequently, Mobley served in Georgia's Executive Department from 1934 to 1937; as an Assistant Attorney General of Georgia from 1941 to 1943; as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946; and as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1954 to 1974, including a term as Chief Justice from 1972 to 1974. Following retirement from the Court, he resided in Atlanta, Georgia until his death. He is interred in Forsyth, Georgia.


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