|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Maine|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by:||Edward Gignoux|
|Succeeded by:||John Woodcock|
|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|
Gene Carter (b. 1935) is a federal judge on senior status. Carter joined the District of Maine in 1983 after an appointment from President Ronald Reagan. At the time of his appointment, Carter was serving on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He assumed senior status on January 2, 2003.
Early life and education
Carter served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps from 1962 to 1968.
Carter began his career as a law clerk to Judge J. Spencer Bell of the Fourth Circuit from 1961 to 1962. He went on to serve for a period in the military as a JAG officer. Carter returned to civilian life and private practice in Bangor, Maine, in 1965. He spent fifteen 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. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on June 22, 1983, and he was commissioned the next day. He was the twelfth federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. Carter served as chief judge of the court from 1989 to 1996. Carter assumed senior status on January 2, 2003. Carter was succeeded in this position by John Woodcock.
Maine supreme court
- Federal Judicial Center, "Biography of Gene Carter"
- District of Maine, "Court History," accessed June 3, 2014
- Cleaves Law Library, "Biography of Gene Carter," accessed June 3, 2014
- The Robing Room, "Hon. Gene Carer," accessed June 3, 2014
|Federal judicial offices|
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