Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2024 Inductee

Judge Burrell Carter

The Political Family of Officeholders Award recognizes the Carter family’s multi-generational commitment to public service. Late Judge Burrell Carter and his son Robert J. Carter are celebrated for their remarkable contributions.


Judge Burrell Carter, a lifelong Greensburg, Louisiana resident, achieved academic excellence at Greensburg High School and LSU Law School. His legal and civic career, including serving as Mayor of Greensburg and Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeal, left a lasting impact. Even in retirement in 2012, he provided expertise to various courts.


Following his father’s legacy, Robert J. Carter, born in 1960, made substantial contributions to Greensburg and Louisiana. A magna cum laude graduate, he served as State Representative for District 72 from 1996 to 2008, resumed the role in 2016, and was appointed Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in 2024. His leadership, including Dean of the House of Representatives, reflects the family’s commitment to public service.


Beyond legislative duties, Robert engages in legal associations and community organizations, earning accolades such as Outstanding Legislator awards. His commitment to Greensburg United Methodist Church, where he serves as Chairman of the Board, and his role as a Certified Lay Minister underscore his deep community engagement.


The Political Family of Officeholders Award celebrates the exemplary dedication of Judge Burrell Carter and Robert J. Carter, marking a proud legacy of leadership and commitment to their community and state.

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