Charles Morgan, Jr. was born on March 11, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his B.S and LL.B. from the University of Alabama. He married Camille Walpole on September 5, 1953 and they had one son, Charles Morgan III. In 1964 Morgan created and became the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Southern Regional Office. Eight years later Morgan became director of the Washington National Office. As a lawyer, Morgan defended several controversial cases including the appeal of Muhammad Ali and the army’s court-martial of Captain Howard B. Levy and Green Beret Captain John J. McCarthy. He has also authored books and various articles for national publications.
Morgan contributed to major civil rights litigation throughout the South. He was a key trial attorney in several important cases involving the notion of “one man, one vote” and the omission of women and minorities from serving on southern juries. In addition, Morgan served as a special counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). An Episcopalian,