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Robert Lee Carter

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Robert Lee Carter
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #19
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   07/25/1972 - 12/30/1986
Senior:   12/31/1986 - Present
Preceded by:   Thomas Croake
Succeeded by:   Kenneth Conboy
Personal History
Born:   1917
Hometown:   Careyville, FL
Undergraduate:   Lincoln U., A.B., 1937
Law School:   Howard U. Law, LL.B., 1940
Grad. School:   Columbia Law, LL.M., 1941
Military service:   U.S. Army 1941 - 1944

This is the page about the federal judge for the Southern District of New York. If you are looking for information on the Illinois Appellate Court judge, please see Robert L. Carter.


Robert Lee Carter is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.[1] He joined the court in 1972 after being nominated by President Richard Nixon. Carter is a judge serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Carter graduated from Lincoln-Pennsylvania with his bachelor's degree in 1937 and later earned a Bachelor of Laws from Howard Law in 1940 and later earned a Master in Laws from Columbia Law in 1941. Carter also served as a U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant from 1941 to 1944.[1]

Professional career

Carter began his legal career as a legal assistant for the NAACP from 1944 to 1945 and was later promoted at the NAACP as Assistant special counsel from 1945 to 1956 along with serving as Director of Veteran Affairs for the American Veterans Committee from 1948 to 1949 and later returned to the NAACP as General counsel from 1956 to 1968. In 1962, Carter briefly worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office as a Special assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1962 and also served as a fellow at Columbia University Urban Center from 1968 to 1969 before becoming a Private practice attorney in New York City from 1969 to 1972.[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

Carter was nominated by Richard M. Nixon on June 15, 1972 to a seat vacated by Thomas Croake. Carter was confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 1972 on a senate vote and received commission on July 25, 1972. Carter was succeeded in this position by Kenneth Conboy. Carter later assumed senior status on December 31, 1986.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Croake
Southern District of New York
1972–1986
Succeeded by:
Kenneth Conboy


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