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William Samuel Carter

William Samuel Carter, American labor union administrator. Mason.


  • Carter, William Samuel was born on August 11, 1859 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of Samuel Miles and Margaret Frances (Oliphant) Carter.

  • Education

    • Student Agricultural and Mech. College of Texas, 2 years.


    • On rys. in Texas, Colorado and Mexico, 1879-1894. Editor and manager Locomotive Firemen and Enginemens Magazine, 1894-1903. General secretary and treasurer Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1904-1908, president, 1909-1918.

      Director Division of Labor of the United States R.R. Administration, February 11, 1918-March 1, 1920. President Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Cleveland, March 1, since 1920.


    Party affiliation: Democrat




    • Married Mary Evelyn Gorsuch, December 26, 1880 (died 1892). Married second, Julia I. Cross, November 27, 1902.
    • father: Samuel Miles Carter
    • mother: Margaret Frances (Oliphant) Carter
    • spouses: Mary Evelyn Gorsuch
    • Julia I. Cross
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    Born August 11, 1859
    Died March 15, 1923
    (aged 63)