Robert Lee Carter

Personal

Birthday: 
3/11/1917
Birthplace: 
Careyville, FL
Date of Death: 
1/3/2012
Place of Death: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1937
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1940
Name of School - Third: 

Columbia Law School

Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1941

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/25/1972
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1986
Termination Date: 
1/3/2012
Termination Reason: 
Death
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