Judge of the Supreme Court, Position 6
WALLACE P. CARSON, JR.
OCCUPATION: Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Lawyer, private practice (1962-1977). Marion County Circuit Court Judge (1977-1982). Appointed Oregon Supreme Court, July, 1982. Elected Oregon Supreme Court, Nov. 1982, reelected in 1988 and 1994; elected Chief Justice by the members of the Court in 1991, and reelected 1997.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Salem Public Schools; Stanford University (BA, Political Science); Willamette University College of Law (JD).
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Oregon House of Representatives, 1967-1971 (Majority Leader, 1969-1970); Oregon State Senate, 1971-1977 (Minority Floor Leader, 1975-1977).
PERSONAL: Born in Salem, Oregon, 1934. Wife Gloria; two children. Served as a jet pilot, U.S. Air Force; active member St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
SERVICE: Extensive and wide range of service to Oregonians, including efforts to increase youth participation in government (Oregon YMCA Youth and Government Program) and to keep children safe and families together ("Family Building Blocks"). Since 1970, Carson has served on Willamette University's Board of Trustees.
LEADERSHIP: As a member of the Court and as Chief Justice, Carson has worked to eliminate racial, ethnic, gender, age and economic discrimination in the judicial system to assure Oregonians fair treatment ("Access to Justice for All Committee").
*"EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED" was the recommendation by the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors in 1982 for Justice Carson's appointment to the Supreme Court. "Throughout Justice Carson's career, he has continued to be 'exceptionally well qualified,' providing remarkable leadership in judicial and public service. Justice Carson has earned the respect of his colleagues and the public for his integrity and hard work." Robert G. Ringo, March 6, 2000 (1982 member, OSB Board of Governors).
WALLACE P. CARSON, JR. is dedicated
to the fair, impartial and common sense approach
*"EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED"
(This information furnished by "Elect Justice Wallace P. Carson,
Jr. Oregon Supreme Court Committee." Norma Paulus, Edwin J. Peterson, Gary
E. Lockwood and David A. Rhoten, Directors.)