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James Carter


James Carter, American clergyman. Member Committee on Penal Affairs of Pennsylvania, American National Red Cross.; Member American Humane Association, American Bible Society; Club: Automobile (Philadelphia).


Carter, James was born on October 1, 1853 in New York, United States. Son of Walter and Eliza Ann (Thomson) Carter.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1882. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1885. Doctor of Divinity, Franklin and Marshall College, 1921.


Ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, 1885. Stated supply and pastor Mendham, New Jersey, 1885-1889. Pastor Church of the Covenant, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1889-1905.

Professor church history and sociology, Lincoln U., 1905-1922. Professor homiletics and church history, 1922-1928. Also stated supply, Mendham, New Jersey, 1917-1918.

Assistant editor Carmina Sanctorum, 1886. Member synodical commission on home missions and sustentation, 1890-1897. Traveled in Europe, 1870, 1902, and in Europe and the Orient, 1904, 1907.

Tour of historic study in Europe 8 months, 1911, Collaborated with Joint Committee on Organic Union of Presbyterian Church United States of America and United Presbyterian Church.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Songs of Work and Worship, 1899. Walter Carter, Autobiography and Reminiscences, 1901. John Huss, the Man and the Martyr, 1915.A Century of Service, 1924. The Gospel Message in Great Pictures, 1929. Article, “Socialism,” in New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia, 1911.Contributor to periodicals.


Member Committee on Penal Affairs of Pennsylvania, American National Red Cross. Member American Humane Association, American Bible Society. Club: Automobile (Philadelphia).


Married Emma Amelia Smuller, September 30, 1885 (died October 16, 1928).

Walter Carter

Eliza Ann (Thomson) Carter

Emma Amelia Smuller