Charles Redding Pitt, American attorney, Died at 71

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Charles Redding Pitt was born on March 29, 1944, in Decatur, Alabama and died on February 7, 2016.

Charles was known as Redding Pitt.

He was an American attorney and former chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.

He received his education at the University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967.

Pitt was active in the campaign for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1968 presidential election.

Following his education 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.

After that, 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.

He 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.

Charles served as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, from 1994 to 1998.

During his later life, Pitt practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Charles 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.

Then, Charles continued to serve campaigns for Democratic candidates, including his Boston College classmate John Kerry in 2004.

Pitt served on the Democratic National Committee and was elected in 2003 to chair the Alabama Democratic Party.

His wife was Jane LeCroy Brannan of Montgomery, Alabama. He had one son, William Rivers Pitt, by his previous wife, Jane H. Pitt.

Charles was related to the 18th-century British Prime Minister William Pitt.

Charles Redding Pitt passed away at 71 yrs old.