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James H. Carter is a former Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court from August 14, 1982 until his retirement on October 16, 2006.


Carter, James Harvey was born on January 18, 1935 in Waverly, Iowa, United States. Son of Harvey J. and Althea (Dominick) Carter.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1960.


Law clerk to judge The United States of America District Ct, 1960-1962. Associate Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1962-1973. Judge 6th Judicial District, 1973-1976, Iowa Court Appeals, 1976-1982.

Justice Iowa Supreme Court, Des Moines, 1982—2006, senior justice, since 2006.


Married Jeanne E. Carter, August 1965. Children: Carol, James.