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Jasper in Walker County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carl Atwood Elliott

Congressman, Lawyer, Historian

 
 
Carl Atwood Elliott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
1. Carl Atwood Elliott Marker
Inscription.  A lifelong champion of universal access to education, Carl Elliott (1913-1999) served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1949-65), and ran for Governor of Alabama in 1966. Elliott's Library Services Act of 1956 brought books to countless readers in America's rural counties. His National Defense Education Act of 1958 enabled millions of needy students to attend college. Born in Franklin County, Elliott graduated from the University of Alabama, where he was elected President of the Student Government Association for 1935-36, earned his law degree, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1972. From 1945 Elliott and his family lived in the nearby home, where Elliott compiled the five - volume Annals of North Alabama, co-authored The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman, and practiced law. In 1990 Elliott was honored by the first John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location.
Carl Atwood Elliott marker and house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
2. Carl Atwood Elliott marker and house.
33° 50.061′ N, 87° 16.415′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Alabama, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street and Birmingham Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 17th St, Jasper AL 35501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Walker County (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church Jasper / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); William Brockman Bankhead Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tubbs Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); City Of Cordova (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Carl Elliott. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Carl Atwood Elliott House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
3. Carl Atwood Elliott House Museum
Carl Atwood Elliott image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Carl Atwood Elliott
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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