|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Maine|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||6/23/1983 - 1/2/2003|
|Chief:||1989 - 1996|
|Senior:||1/2/2003 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Edward Gignoux|
|Succeeded by:||John Woodcock|
|Home State:||Milbridge, ME|
|Undergraduate:||University of Maine, B.A., 1958|
|Law School:||New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1961|
|Military service:||U.S. Army Reserve, 1962-1968|
Early life and education
From 1962-1968 Carter served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. 
Carter began his career as a law clerk to Judge J. Spencer Bell of the Fourth Circuit from 1961-62. He went on to serve a period in the military as a JAG. He returned to civilian life and private practice in Bangor ME in 1965. He spent 15 years in private practice before joining the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1980.
District of Maine
Carter was nominated to the federal court by President Ronald Reagan on May 26, 1983, to fill the seat vacated by Edward Gignoux. After his nomination by Reagan the U.S. Senate confirmed him on June 22, 1983, and he was commissioned the next day. He was the twelfth federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Maine. Carter assumed senior status on January 2, 2003. Carter was succeeded in this position by John Woodcock.
Maine supreme court
- List of all judges who have served on the U.S. District court for the District of Maine.
- Biography of Gene Carter from the Cleaves Law Library.
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Carter
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Maine
|Magistrate judges||Margaret Kravchuk • John Rich •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|