OBERT CARTER PITTMAN was born in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, October 8, 1898, one
of twelve children of Robert McGrady and Lelia Thomas Pittman. He grew up in the
Villanow, Walker County, Georgia area. He received his preparatory education from
Reinhardt College, Emory University, and the University of Georgia. After receiving a
LL.B. from Columbia University in 1927, Mr. Pittman began practicing law in Dalton,
Whitfield County, Georgia, establishing a firm in which he was active until his death
March 15, 1972.
Mr. Pittman was a member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the State of Georgia, the
American and Georgia Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, and the
National Federation of Insurance Counsel. He was the author of many articles in the field
of constitutional law and history, published in the American Bar Association Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgia Bar Journal, the Alabama Lawyer, the Florida Law
Journal, and other publications.
In the early 1940’s, he began collecting originals and copies of letters, manuscripts and
holographs by, or relative to, George Mason of Virginia, author of the Virginia
Declaration of Rights, June 12, 1776 (three weeks before the Declaration of
Independence), and the Virginia Constitution of the same yearfrom which our U.S.
Constitution’s Bill of Rights was derived. Mr. Pittman was considered by many to be an
authority on the Bill of Rights and constitutional law pertaining to it.
He was the first president elected by the Tufted Textile Manufacturers’ Association, now
known as the Carpet and Rug Institute, served two one-year terms, and was instrumental
in the organization, growth and development of the North Georgia Electric Membership
Corporation. Mr. Pittman served on the boards of several local businesses and financial
A veteran of World War I, he was a former vice chairman of the Georgia Democratic
Committee and was a member of the Georgia Commission of Constitutional Government.
He was a member of the Dalton Civitan Club, Dalton Elks Lodge and Dalton Masonic
Lodge. In 1949 he was named to the University of Georgia Gridiron Society. In 1967 he
was elected to the (Wall) of Fame of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University
of Georgia. He was a trustee of Camp Juliet Lowe for Girl Scouts at Cloudland Canyon.
Mr. Pittman married Charlotte Pruden, a native Daltonian, daughter of Lottie A. and
Frank S. Pruden, January 24, 1935. Their children were Carol P. Tipton, born April 9,
1938, R. Carter Pittman, Jr., born January 8, 1940 and Jane P. Lieberman, born July 10,
1944, deceased March 17, 1977.
Biography provided courtesy of Mr. R. Carter Pittman, Jr.
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