James H. Carter
Justice Carter, served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from 1982 until his retirement in 2006.
Justice Carter was born
in Waverly and spent his childhood in Clarksville. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa
in 1956 and his law degree from the Univeristy of Iowa College of Law in
1960. During law school, he served on
the Iowa Law Review as Notes Editor.
He graduated from law school, Order of Coif.
Following graduation, he
was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Henry N. Graven. Judge Carter worked in private practice in
Cedar Rapids. He served as a district
court judge from 1973 to 1976. In
1976, he was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals where he served until his
appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court.