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Chesley William Carter

Chesley William Carter (July 29, 1902 – January 14, 1994) was a Canadian Member of Parliament representing the riding of Burin—Burgeo and a senator for Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Honourable

Chesley William Carter
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Burin—Burgeo
In office
June 27, 1949 – November 8, 1965
Preceded byRiding created
Succeeded byDon Jamieson
Senator for the Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
July 8, 1966 – July 28, 1977
Appointed byLester B. Pearson
Personal details
Born(1902-07-29)July 29, 1902
Pass Island, Newfoundland
DiedJanuary 14, 1994(1994-01-14) (aged 91)
Political partyLiberal
CommitteesChair, Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Science (1974–1977)
PortfolioParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs

Born in Pass Island, Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland,[1] Carter, educated at Church of England School, Pass Island and Bishop Feild College, St. John's served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from 1917 to 1919.[1] In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army to fight in World War II and discharged with the rank of Major in 1946.[1] Carter entered politics in 1949, following Newfoundland's entry into Canadian Confederation, and was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal in the 1949 federal election. He was re-elected in 1953, 1957 (when he was elected by acclamation),[2] 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965.[1] On July 8, 1966 he was appointed to the Senate where he remained until he retired on July 28, 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Volume one, p. 363, Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, ISBN 0-9693422-1-7.
  2. ^ Elected by acclamation, at the Parliament of Canada; published October 15, 2008; retrieved March 14, 2014

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