John Carter Edit Profile
Born on the Black River, near Camden, in what is now Kershaw County, South Carolina, Carter was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1811. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Camden, South Carolina.
He served as commissioner in equity 1814–1820. Carter was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Blair. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Congresses and served from December 11, 1822, to March 3, 1829.
He resumed the practice of law in Camden and moved to Georgetown, D.C., in 1836, and died there June 20, 1850.
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