Orrin Nelson Carter Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1877, Doctor of Laws, 1899. Doctor of Laws, Northwestern, 1925.
Carter received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in 1877. He taught school in Grundy County, Illinois and served as state's attorney for Grundy County. In 1888, he moved to Chicago, Illinois and served as attorney for the Chicago Sanitary District from 1892 to 1894.
In 1894, Carter was elected circuit court judge for Cook County, Illinois. In 1900, Carter was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois. From 1906 until 1924, Carter served on the Illinois Supreme Court.
He retired in 1924 because of ill health and died at his home in Glendale, California.
Married Nettie J. Steven, August, 1881. Children: Allan J., Ruth G.