Charles Longstreet Weltner (1927-1992) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sally Hull (1887-1957) and Philip Weltner (1887-1981). Weltner practiced law in Atlanta before becoming a member of the 88th and 89th United States Congresses (1963-1967). He was elected to represent Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, which includes most of Atlanta. In 1967, Weltner became an associate justice of the Supreme Court in Georgia. In 1976, he served as a judge in the Superior Court of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit and he held this position until 1981 when he joined the Georgia Supreme Court.