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Richard Bert Carter, American Retired church official, retired government official ( relig.govt: agency administration, Retired)retired church official, retired government official. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1964, Vigil Honor, 1971, Alumni Achievement award for Distinguished Svc. Washington State University, 1997; named National Media Man-of-Month Morality in Media, Inc., New York City, 1976.


Carter,, Richard Bert was born on December 2, 1916 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Richard B. and Lula Selena (Jones) Carter.


Bachelor in Political Science, Washington State University, 1939. Postgraduate, Georgetown University Law School, 1941. Postgraduate, Brown University, 1944.

Postgraduate, Brigham Young University Extension, 1976.


Immigrantsurname ancestor: William Carter, blacksmith, glass blower, born February 12, 1821, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. Joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1840. Migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois 1841.

Married Ellen Benbow 1843 and posterity includes Church Apostle Jeffrey Roy Holland. Served as scout in first Brigham Young pioneer company to Utah 1847. Entered valley with advance party and plowed first half-acre ground July 23, 1847 before Brigham arrived.

Married second wife Harriet Temperance Utley, 1853, whose ancestor is Congregational Church minister Littlejohn Utley from whom also descends Apostle David Bruce Haight Advertising credit manager Elec. Products Consolidated, Omaha, 1939-1940. Public affairs official, investigator Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 1940-1941,Huntington, West Virginia, 1941, Houston, 1942, Boston, 1943, S. American, 1943, Providence, 1944-1945, New York City, 1945, Salt Lake City, 1945, P.R., 1946-1948, Phoenix, 1948-1950, Washington, 1950-1951, Cleveland, 1952-1955, Seattle, 1955-1975, retired, 1975.

Associate director stake and mission public affairs department Church Headquarters, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City,1975-1977. District chairman Chief Seattle county Boy Scouts American, 1967-1968, county vice president, 1971-1972, county commissioner, 1973-1974, nat. county representative, 1962-1964, 72-74. Life member, area II National Eagle Scout Association, 1984^.


Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power.


District chairman Chief Seattle council Boy Scouts American, 1967-1968, council vice president, 1971-1972, council commissioner, 1973-1974, national council representative, 1962-1964, 72-74. Life member area II National Eagle Scout Association, since 1984. Member Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, Utah chapter, since 1988.

Board directors Salvation Army, 1963, United Way, 1962-1963, member allocations committee, 1962, 87-88, JayCees, Omaha, Nebraska, 1939-1940. Organizer First Family History Library., Seattle, 1971. Served to 1st lieutenant, Intelligence Corps., United States Army, United States Army Reserve, 1954.

Member Professional Photographers American, International Association Business Communicators, American Security Council (national advisory board), International Platform Association, Sons Utah Pioneers (president 1982, Distinguished Service award 1985), Sons of the American Revolution (president Salt Lake City chapter 1987-1988, Law Enforcement Commendation medal 1987, Meritorious Service medal 1989, President-General's Program Excellence award, Oliver R. Smith medal 1990, Grahame T. Smallwood award 1990, Liberty medal 1991, Patriot medal 1992), Utah State Society (president 1989-1990, National Distinguished Service medal 1999), Amicus Club of Deseret Foundation (chairman membership committee since 1988, Gold Caduceus award 1993, Wall of Honor), World Senior Games (advisory committee since 1987), William Carter Family Organization (national president), National Association Chiefs of Police (American Police Hall of Fame, John Edgar Hoover Distinguished Public Service medal 1991, National Patriotism medal 1993), Scabbard and Blade, Crimson Circuit, American Media Network (national advisory board), Utah Sheriffs' Association, Association Former Intelligence Officers, Society Professional Journalists, Bonneville Knife and Fork Club (board directors 1982-1985), Rotary (director, editor The Rotary Bee 1982-1983, Paul Harris fellow 1982, Richard L. Evans fellow 1987, Best Club History in Utah award 1988, Best District Newsletter award 1983, Rotarian of Month 1988, membership committee since 1995, club 24 foundation board since 1995), Quill and Scroll Society, Alpha Phi Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta Theta (65-Year Membership award 2001).


Married Mildred Brown, September 6, 1952.; married Ellen Benbow 1843 and posterity includes Church Apostle Jeffrey Roy Holland.; married second wife Harriet Temperance Utley, 1853, whose ancestor is Congregational Church minister Littlejohn Utley from whom also descends Apostle David Bruce Haight Advertising.

Children: Paul, Mark, Janis, David.

Richard B. Carter

Lula Selena (Jones) Carter

Mildred Brown

Ellen Benbow 1843 and posterity includes Church Apostle Jeffrey Roy Holland

second wife Harriet Temperance Utley

Paul Carter

Mark Carter

Janis Carter

David Carter