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Oliver J. Carter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1940 Democratic SD-05 8406 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic SD-05 8394 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 7, 1911 in San Francisco, CA
Family: Son of Jesse W. Carter
Died: June 14, 1976

1938-1939: Assistant District Attorney, Shasta County
1948: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1949: Chair, California Democratic Party
1950-1976: Justice, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Carter and Randolph Collier authored SB 945 (1943), which established the California Water Code.
  • Charles R. Breyer (U. S. District Court, Northern District of California) who served as the judge in the 2015 corruption case against State Senator Leland Yee, clerked for Judge Carter in 1966-67.

Source: California Blue Book (1946)
Souce: History of the Federal Judiciary; Biographical Directory of Federal Judges by the Federal Judicial Center

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