Charles David Carter Edit Profile
He attended the Indian day schools and Chickasaw Manual Training Academy at Tishomingo.
During this period, he also served as Mining Trustee for Indian Territory, 1900–1904, appointed by President William McKinley. Carter had earlier served as auditor for the Chickasaw Nation and was elected to the Chickasaw Council. He also served as superintendent of Chickasaw Schools.
Born near Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), Carter moved with his father to Mill Creek, a stage stand on the western frontier of the Chickasaw Nation, in April 1876. Carter was of Chickasaw and Cherokee descent. He was employed on a ranch from 1887 to 1889 and in a mercantile establishment in Ardmore, Oklahoma, from 1889 to 1892.
He was appointed mining trustee of Indian Territory by President William McKinley in November 1900 and served four years. Carter was Secretary of the first Democratic executive committee of the proposed State of Oklahoma from June to December 1906. Upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving from November 16, 1907, to March 4, 1927.
Carter served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926. He was appointed to the State highway commission, serving 1927-1929.
Carter died in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, on April 9, 1929. He is interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore.
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Member Chickasaw council, 1897. Member Carter & Cannon, fire insurance, since 1905. Secretary 1st Democratic Executive Committee, proposed State of Oklahoma, June-December 1906.
Member 60th to 69th Congresses (1907-1927), 3d Oklahoma District.
Married Gertrude Wilson, December 29, 1891 (died 1901).; married second, Mistress. Children: Stelle LeFlore, Italy Cecile (Mistress Frank Ernst), Julia Josephine (Mistress Gus A. Welch), Benjamin Wisner.