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Wallace Preston Carson

Wallace Preston Carson was state supreme court justice. Bar: Oregon 1962, United States District Court Oregon 1963, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971, United States Court Military Appeals 1977; licensed commercial pilot Federal Aviation Administration.

Background

  • Carson, Wallace Preston was born on June 10, 1934 in Salem, Oregon, United States. Son of Wallace Preston and Edith (Bragg) Carson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Politics, Stanford University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Willamette University, 1962.

    Career

    • Private practice law, Salem, Oregon, 1962-1977. Member Oregon House of Representatives, 1967—1971, majority leader, 1969—1971. Member Oregon State Senate, 1971—1977, minority floor leader, 1971—1977.

      Judge Marion County Circuit Court, Salem, 1977-1982. Associate justice Oregon Supreme Court, 1982—2006, chief justice, 1992—2005. Served to colonel United States Air Force Reserve, 1956-1959.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oregon 1962, United States District Court Oregon 1963, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971, United States Court Military Appeals 1977. Licensed commercial pilot Federal Aviation Administration.

    Membership

    Director Salem Area Community Council, 1967-1970, president, 1969-1970. Member Salem Planning Commission, 1966-1972, president, 1970-1971. Co-chairman Marion County Mental Health Planning Committee, 1965-1969.

    Member Salem Community Goals Committee, 1965. Republican precinct commiteeman, 1963-1966. Member Marion County Republican Central Executive Committee, 1963-1966.

    Committee predinct education Oregon Republican Central Committee, 1965. Vestryman, acolyte, Sunday School teacher, youth coach St. Paul's Episcopal Church, since 1935. Task force on courts Oregon Council Crime and Delinquency, 1968-1969.

    Trustee Willamette University, since 1970. Advisory board Catholic Center Community Services, 1976-1977. Member comporehensive planning committee Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, 1970-1971.

    Advisory committee Oregon College Education Teacher Education, 1971-1975. President Willamette regional Oregon Lung Association, 1974-1975, state director, executive committee, 1975-1977. Public relations committee Williamette council Campfire Girls, 1976-1977.

    Criminal justice advisory board Chemeketa Community College, 1977-1979. Member Oregon Mental Health Committee, 1979-1980. Member subcommittee Gov's Task Force Mental Health, 1980.

    You and Government Advisory Committee Oregon Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1981. Member Marion County Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1965-1967, director 1968-1970), Oregon Bar Association, American Bar Association, Willamette University College Law Alumni Association (vice president 1968-1970), Salem Art Association, Oregon History Society, Marion County History Society, Stanford University Club (president Salem chapter 1963-1964), Delta Theta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Gloria Stolk, June 24, 1956. Children: Scott, Carol, Steven (deceased 1981).
    • father: Wallace Preston Carson
    • mother: Edith (Bragg) Carson
    • spouse: Gloria Stolk
    • children: Scott Carson
    • Carol Carson
    • Steven Carson (deceased 1981)
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