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|Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party|
|Preceded by||John C. H. Miller Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Joe Turnham|
|United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama|
|Preceded by||James E. Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Leura G. Canary|
|Born||Charles Redding Pitt|
March 29, 1944
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 2016 (aged 71)|
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane H. Pitt (divorced)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1969–1972|
Charles Redding Pitt (March 29, 1944 – February 7, 2016) was an American lawyer and former chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.
Early life, education & military service
Pitt was born in Decatur, Alabama and graduated from Decatur High School in 1962. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. He was active in campaign for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1968 presidential election.
After graduating from college Pitt entered the officer corps of the United States Army, serving from 1969 to 1972 in Vietnam, where he attained the rank of captain and earned a Bronze Star. Later he served in the Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence in Washington, D.C.
Following his Army service, Pitt attended Boston College Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1977, after which he returned to his home state and began his public career.
Political & legal career
Pitt served as Alabama's Assistant Attorney General from 1981 to 1991, and Chief Deputy Attorney General from 1991 to 1994. He also served as a legal advisor to several Alabama state government officials. From 1994 to 2001 he served as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
Later in his life, Pitt practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama. He was one of the attorneys of record for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman during Siegelman's federal trial in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on charges of bribery, mail fraud, and obstruction of justice. He also continued to serve campaigns for Democratic candidates, including his Boston College classmate John Kerry in 2004. From 2001 to 2005 he served as chair of the Alabama Democratic Party.
Personal life & Death
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- Charles Redding Pitt, 1944 - 2016
- (U.S.), House (August 2007). Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007: Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, July 25, 2007. Government Printing Office. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-16-079068-3. https://books.google.com/books?id=zNCyeOl0y7AC&pg=RA6-PA42. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- Redding Pitt Mourned by Alabama Democrats
- "Former Alabama Democratic chair Redding Pitt dies - The Moulton Advertiser : State News". The Moulton Advertiser. http://www.moultonadvertiser.com/news/state/article_fa80fcfa-99ab-5ed5-931e-e0916537a7eb.html. [dead link]
- Redding Pitt, former head of Alabama Democratic Party, has died
- Former United States Attorneys, National Association of (February 9, 2016). "Redding Pitt Dies". NAFUSA. http://nafusa.org/2016/02/redding-pitt-dies/.
- Lyman, Brian (February 8, 2016). "Former Alabama Democratic chair Redding Pitt dies". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/alabama/2016/02/08/former-alabama-democratic-chair-redding-pitt-dies/80019326/.
- "Former Alabama Democratic chair Redding Pitt dies". The Florida Times-Union. Jacksonville, Florida. February 9, 2016. https://www.jacksonville.com/celebrity-deaths-2016/2016-02-09/story/former-alabama-democratic-chair-redding-pitt-dies.
- "Redding Pitt, former head of Alabama Democratic Party, has died". Alabama Media Group. Birmingham, Alabama. February 8, 2016. https://www.al.com/news/2016/02/redding_pitt_former_head_of_al.html.
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