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Vincent Michael Carter (November 6, 1891 – December 30, 1972) was a United States Representative from Wyoming.

Vincent M. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byCharles E. Winter
Succeeded byPaul R. Greever
14th Wyoming State Auditor
In office
1923–1929
GovernorWilliam B. Ross
Frank E. Lucas
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Frank C. Emerson
Preceded byIshmael C. Jefferis
Succeeded byRoscoe Alcorn
Personal details
Born(1891-11-06)November 6, 1891
St. Clair, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 30, 1972(1972-12-30) (aged 81)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political partyRepublican
Alma materFordham University
Columbus School of Law
OccupationAttorney
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Flag of Wyoming.svg Wyoming
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Marine Corps.svg Marine Corps
Wyoming Army National Guard
Ranklieutenant
Battles/warsWorld War I

Born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, he moved with his parents to Pottsville in 1893. He attended public schools, the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School, and Fordham University. He graduated in 1915 from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.

During World War I he served in the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment, Third Brigade, and was a captain in the Wyoming Army National Guard from 1919 to 1921.

Carter was admitted to the bar in 1919, and commenced practice in Casper, Wyoming. He moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1929 and continued the practice of law. He was deputy attorney general of Wyoming from 1919 to 1923, and State auditor from 1923 to 1929.

Carter was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the two succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1929 to January 3, 1935; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate. He resumed the practice of law in Cheyenne, retiring in 1965; he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1940.

Carter died in Albuquerque, New Mexico; interment was in Albuquerque's Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Vincent Carter (id: C000203)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-04-02
  • Vincent Carter at Find a Grave

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