- Carlin was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John F. Rixey. He was reelected to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1907, to March 3, 1919, when he resigned before the commencement of the Sixty-sixth Congress, to which he had been reelected. He resumed the practice of law in Alexandria and Washington, D.C. He also engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Alexandria. He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1936 and continued the practice of law.
Born April 8, 1866
Died October 14, 1938