Irving CARPENTER eulogy - The Sandusky Register 18 Aug 1951
• Judge Irving Carpenter I n the death of Judge Irving C. Carpenter Huron-co has lost one of its foremost citizens and the judiciary of Ohio • i has lost one of its most able judges. '' r " Judge Carpenter personified justice and integrity, both i-i-- en and off the bench. His"service as judge of the Common Pleas Court in Hu- "rpn-cp for 12 years, won statewide recognition and resulted in,his promotion to the Court of Appeals where his scholar- attainments and. deep sense of fairness added 17 more years.of distinction to his spotless recordof outstanding pub- Kie service. He possessed the qualities of character and ability of ^Which federal judges should be made—but, too often, are npt. :•••}" Here was r a man who lived up to the standards of what a United States Supreme Court Justice should be. Com•- pared to those standards nearly all of the recent appointments to the highest'court in the land have been poor imita- . :f tions of political susceptibility. - . His closest friend or strongest ally would never dream ©i''tryittg. joiof luen.ee a decision in Judge Carpenter's court, >hknowing full well'that nothing in the world could swerve h.im from trie path of justice in accordance with the -fundamental principles of the law and his own conscience. •••' His'daily life was no less exemplary. His deep religious eonvictions were well known. Most of us embrace similar convictions within the secret confines of our own beliefs, "" '^I >ut 'those, of 'Irving'Carpenter were neither hidden nor neglected. They were expressed in his deeds. He lived by them and at the same time combined a better appreciation of good '.'fellowship and a more charitable understanding of human frailties, than most people realized. ..v As. a community and as individuals we have been en- i.ff ^riched-by the public service, by the high order of useful citizenship'arid'by the' private life of this Christian gentleman ] and' steadfast friend—Judge Irving Carpenter.