Elliott H. Levitas

Elliott Harris Levitas ( born December 26, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1975 and 1985 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elliott Levitas attended Boys High School in his hometown of Atlanta and then studied until 1952 at the city's Emory University. Between 1955 and 1958 he served in the U.S. Air Force. After studying law at the University of Oxford in England and the University of Michigan and his admission to the bar he began in Atlanta to work in his new profession. Politically, Levitas joined the Democratic Party. Between 1965 and 1974 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In 1964 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, was nominated to the President Lyndon B. Johnson for re-election.

In the congressional elections of 1974, Levitas was in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Benjamin B. Blackburn on 3 January 1975. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1985 five legislative sessions. In the elections of 1984, Levitas was defeated by Republican candidate Pat Swindall. After he retired from politics. He now lives in Atlanta.