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Raymond M. Mc Carty Edit Profile

Lawyer , poet

Raymond M. Mc Carty, American poet. Bar: Tennessee 1948. Recipient Countess d'Esternaux Gold medal award for poetry, 1950.


Carty, Raymond M. Mc was born on July 27, 1908 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Cecil and Eva Frances (Wilson) Mc Carty.


Student, Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, 1931—1933. Bachelor of Laws, Southern Law University, Memphis, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Memphis State University, 1967.


March 31, 1995). Chief clerk State Social Security Commission, Springfield, Missouri, 1937-1939. Admitted to Tennessee bar 1948. With United States Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis, 1939-1972, chief planning and control branch Real Estate division, 1953-1972.

Private practice law, Memphis, 1972-1990.


  • Bar: Tennessee 1948.



The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1943. Member Poetry Society Tennessee (honorary. Member, organizer 1953, 1st president, poet laureate 1977-1978), World Poetry Society Intercontinental (Distinguished citation for Poetry 1970, honoree Mid-South Poetry Festival 1983), Avalon World Arts Academy (honorary), Alabama Writers Conclave, National Federation State Poetry Socs., Academy American Poets, Alabama State Poetry Society, American Legion, Tennessee Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (secretary Memphis chapter 1971-1972), National Association Retired Federal Employees.


Married Margaret Esther Burton, March 23, 1942 (divorced March 31, 1995).

Cecil Carty

Eva Frances (Wilson) Mc Carty

Margaret Esther Burton