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Naval officer

Andrew Francis Carter, American naval officer. Awarded: Navy Cross.


Carter, Andrew Francis was born on January 17, 1883 in Little Rock, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Joseph and Mary (Cottingham) Carter.


Commissioned ensign United States Naval Academy, 1905.


Director, vice president Russell Company, Boston (Wm. A. Russell Trust), 1920-1928, during part of this period, and in connection with activities Russell Company, served as director, member Executive Committee Merrimac Chemical Company. Manager New England Oil Refining Company, 1928-1929.

President, Shell Eastern Petroleum Products, Inc., 1929-1933. Independent investigations and business in oil industry, 1934-1942. Organizer Commonwealth Oil Refining Company, 1953.

Active duty United States Navy, 1905-1920, including command of United States Ship Monocacy in Yangtze River, China, 1914-1916. Aide to chief naval operations 1916-1919. Resigned commission, 1920.

Re-entered military service, 1942-1945 (rear admiral United States Navy Reserve) with petroleum liaison work, director petroleum and tanker division Office Chief Naval Operations, Army-Navy petroleum board (Executive officer).


Clubs: University (New York City).


Married second, Chellis Baker, April. Children (by previous marriage): Mary Cottingham (Mistress Robert C. Savage), Anne.

William Joseph Carter

Mary (Cottingham) Carter

Chellis Baker