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John Jay Carton, American lawyer. member of law firm Durand (George H.) & Carton until death of senior partner, 1903, later Carton & Gault; member Michigan House of Representatives, 1899-1905 (speaker, 1901. 03); Mason.

Background

Carton, John Jay was born on November 8, 1856 in Genesee County, Michigan, United States. Son of John and Ann (Maguire) Carton.

Education

Educated district schools and high school, Flushing, Michigan, teaching at intervals, 1873-1877. Admitted to bar, 1884.

Career

In mercantile houses Flushing, 1877-1880. Member of law firm Durand (George H.) & Carton until death of senior partner, 1903, later Carton & Gault. President First National Bank of Flint and its successor, National Bk. of Flint, 1899-1916.

County clerk Genesee County, 1880-1884. City attorney, Flint, 1890, 91. Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1899-1905 (speaker, 1901.

03); president State Constitutional Convention, 1907.

Membership

Member of law firm Durand (George H.) & Carton until death of senior partner, 1903, later Carton & Gault. Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1899-1905 (speaker, 1901. 03); Mason.

Connections

Married Addie C. Pierson, November 22, 1898.

father:
John Carton

mother:
Ann (Maguire) Carton

spouse:
Addie C. Pierson