Kennon Caithness Whittle (1951-1965)

Further reading:

Anna L. Fleenor, “Judge Whittle — A Worthy Son,” Virginia and the Virginia County, v.73, no.5 (May 1951), p. 16-17.

Eric W. Rise, “Race, Rape, and Radicalism: The Case of the Martinsville Seven, 1949-1951,” The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 58, NO. 3 (August 1992), 461-490. Whittle was the circuit court judge who presided over the case when it was tried in Martinsville.

Reference collections:

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Edward Wren Hudgins Papers, 1899-1958 (bulk 1948-1958).
Correspondence, 1954-1958 (3 folders); finding aid available.

Virginia State Law Library (Supreme Court of Virginia Archives)
Clerk’s correspondence and other records, 1918-2006.
Correspondence, 1951-1965 (1 folder); finding aid available.

State Law Librarian Correspondence, 1932-1979.
Correspondence, 1951-1965; finding aid available.

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Charlottesville, Va.
Harry Flood Byrd, Sr., Papers, 1911-1965; finding aid available.
Whittle is represented in Senator Byrd’s political correspondence, 1941-1945, circa.