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Carter, Robert Lee

Born March 11, 1917, in Careyville, FL
Died January 3, 2012, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a seat vacated by Thomas F. Croake. Confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 1972, and received commission on July 25, 1972. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1986. Service terminated on January 3, 2012, due to death.

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, A.B., 1937
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1940
Columbia Law School, LL.M., 1941

Professional Career:

U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1941-1944
NAACP, 1944-1968; legal assistant, 1944-1945; assistant special counsel, 1945-1956; general counsel, 1956-1968
Director, veteran affairs, American Veterans Committee, 1948-1949
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1962
Fellow, Columbia University Urban Center, 1968-1969
Private practice, New York City, 1969-1972