Carter, Robert L., 1917-2012

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1917-05-11
Death 2012-01-03

Biographical notes:

Civil rights lawyer and judge. Full name: Robert Lee Carter.

From the description of Robert L. Carter papers, 1941-2006 (bulk 1969-2004). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81804938

Civil rights lawyer and judge; b. Robert Lee Carter.

From the description of Papers, 1960-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149444

Biographical Note

  • 1917, Mar. 11: Born, Careyville, Fla.
  • 1937: A.B., Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa.
  • 1940: LL.B., Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941: LL.M., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1941 - 1944 : Served in U.S. Army Air Corps
  • 1944: Legal assistant, NAACP
  • 1945: Admitted to New York Bar Assistant special counsel, NAACP
  • 1946: Married Gloria Pamela Spencer (died 1971)
  • 1956 - 1968 : General counsel, NAACP
  • 1969 - 1972 : Partner, Poletti Freidin Prashker Feldman & Gartner
  • 1971 - 1972 : Member, New York State Commission on Attica, investigating the riots at the state prison in Attica, N.Y.
  • 1972 - 1986 : Appointed U.S. district judge, Southern District of New York, by President Richard M. Nixon
  • 1987 - 2012 : Senior judge
  • 2012, Jan. 3: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Robert L. Carter Papers, 1941-2006, (bulk 1969-2004), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Correctional institution
  • African Americans--Societies, etc
  • Practice of law--New York (State)--New York
  • Civil rights--United States
  • Correctional institutions--New York (State)--Attica
  • Civil rights
  • Prison riots
  • Practice of law
  • Prison riots--New York (State)--Attica

Occupations:

  • Lawyers--United States
  • Lawyers
  • Jurists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Attica (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Attica (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)