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John Swain Carter

John Swain Carter was museum director. Member American Association Museum (member council 1987-1990), Council American Maritime Museum (president 1986-1990), Museum Council Philadelphia (president 1991-1993), Bostonian Society, Union League, Corinthian Yacht Club, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia Club, New York Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America, Edgartown Yacht Club, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Club Odd Volumes.

Background

  • Carter, John Swain was born on May 11, 1950 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John F. C. and Ethel Mae Carter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University Massachusetts, 1973. Master of Arts in History of Technology, University Delaware, 1979.

    Career

    • Editor The American Neptune, Salem, Massachusetts, 1979-1982. Curator Peabody Museum Salem, 1979-1982. Director Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 1982-1989.

      President Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1989-1996, Independence Seaport Museum, 1997—2006. Vice chairman International Congress Maritime Museum, Oslo, 1987-1993. Board directors Philadelphia City Sail, Cushing Academy, 1999— Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1991-2003, Merchant's Fund, 1995-2003.

      Board directors Springside School, vice president, 1996-1998. Board directors Pennsylvania Federation Museum, since 1997, president, 2002^.

    Works

    • Author: Wood Book, 1980, (catalogs) American Traders, Maritime Arts, 1982.

    Membership

    Member American Association Museum (member council 1987-1990), Council American Maritime Museum (president 1986-1990), Museum Council Philadelphia (president 1991-1993), Bostonian Society, Union League, Corinthian Yacht Club, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia Club, New York Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America, Edgartown Yacht Club, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Club Odd Volumes.

    Connections

    • Married Karin Carter, August 8, 1978. 1 child, Elsbeth.
    • father: John F. C.
    • mother: Ethel Mae Carter
    • spouse: Karin Carter
    • child: Elsbeth Carter
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    Born March 11, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Massachusetts
    • 1979
      University Del.
    • 1979 - 1982
      Editor The American Neptune
      Salem, New Hampshire, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      curator Peabody Museum Salem
    • 1982 - 1989
      director, Maine Maritime Museum
      Bath, New York, United States
    • 1989 - 1996
      president, Philadelphia Maritime Museum
    • 1997 - 2006
      president, Philadelphia Maritime Museum