LEVITAS, Elliott Harris

LEVITAS, Elliott Harris
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


LEVITAS, Elliott Harris, A Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 26, 1930; graduated from Boys High School, Atlanta, Ga.; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1952; J.D., Emory Law School, Atlanta, Ga., 1956; Rhodes scholar, receiving masters of law degree from Oxford University, England, 1958; additional study in law, University of Michigan, 1954-1955; admitted to the Georgia bar in 1955 and commenced practice in Atlanta; United States Air Force, 1955-1958; served in Georgia state house of representatives, 1965-1974; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984; died on December 16, 2022, in Atlanta, Ga.; interment in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Emory University
Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1974-1984, approximately 325 linear feet. The collection of Elliott Harris Levitas contains personal and congressional papers and correspondence, including district files, photographs, portraits, motion picture film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Restricted.
Papers: In the J. Robin Harris Papers, 1973-1984, 0.75 linear foot. Subjects include Elliott Levitas.

Georgia State University
Special Collection Department, William Russell Pullen Library

Atlanta, GA
Oral History: In the Joe Mack Wilson Interview, 1988, 88 pages. Subjects include Elliott Levitas.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film Reel and Videocassettes: 1976-1984, 2 commercials on 1 film reel and 5 commercials on 2 videocassettes. The commercials used during Elliott Harris Levitas's campaigns for the 1976, 1980, and 1994 U.S. congressional elections in District 4 of Georgia, Democratic Party.
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