Carlton Mobley

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Carlton Mobley
Carlton Mobley 1932.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
March 2, 1932 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Samuel Rutherford
Succeeded by Carl Vinson
Personal details
Born (1906-12-07)December 7, 1906
Jones County, Georgia
Died October 4, 1981(1981-10-04) (aged 74)
Atlanta, Georgia
Resting place Forsyth, Georgia
Alma mater Mercer University

William Carlton Mobley (December 7, 1906 – October 4, 1981) was a noted jurist and politician from the American state of Georgia.

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 (Rutherford had died in office; Mobley was elected in a special election to replace him). 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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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Rutherford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th congressional district

March 2, 1932 - March 4, 1933
Succeeded by
Carl Vinson