John Carter (South Carolina politician)

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John W. Carter (September 10, 1792 – June 20, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

John W. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Preceded byJoseph Gist
Succeeded byJames Blair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
December 11, 1822 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJames Blair
Succeeded byStarling Tucker
Personal details
Born(1792-09-10)September 10, 1792
Camden, South Carolina
DiedJune 20, 1850(1850-06-20) (aged 57)
Georgetown, District of Columbia
Political partyJacksonian Democratic-Republican (until 1825)
Other political
affiliations
Jacksonian (after 1825)
Alma materSouth Carolina College
Occupationlawyer

Born on the Black River, near Camden, in what is now Kershaw County, South Carolina, Carter graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1811. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1814. He commenced practice in Camden, South Carolina. He served as commissioner in equity from 1814 until 1820.

Carter was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Blair. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Congresses and served from December 11, 1822, to March 3, 1829.

He resumed the practice of law in Camden and moved to Georgetown, D.C., in 1836. He died there on June 20, 1850.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Carter (id: C000197)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

1822–1823
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1823–1829
Succeeded by
James Blair