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Samuel Emmanuel Carter, Jamaican archbishop. Ordained as priest Roman Catholic Church, 1954, as bishop, 1966, appointed archbishop, 1970. Decorated Commander Order of Distinction Government Jamaica, Order of Jamaica, 1992; recipient Rale medallion, Bicentennial award Boston College School Social Work, 1976.


Carter, Samuel Emmanuel was born on July 31, 1919 in St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. Son of Wilfred George and Eugenie Marie (Williams) Carter.


Bachelor, Master of Arts in Theology, Weston College, Massachusetts, 1950. Licentiate of Sacred Theology in Theology, Weston College, Massachusetts, 1951. Postgraduate in Ascetical Theology, St. Beuno's College, North Wales, 1956.

Master of Social Work, Boston College, 1958. STD, Boston College, 1988. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), 1966.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Le Moyne College College, Syracuse, New York, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Würzburg.I., 1988. Doctor of Divinity, Bethany College, 1996.


Instructor Latin Son of Simon's College, 1939-1941. Ivil servant Treasurer Department, 1941-1944. Instructor sociology Holy Cross College, Worcester, 1950-1951.

Assistant parish priest, master ceremonies Holy Trinity Cathedral Partish, Jamaica, 1958-1959. Founder, headmaster Campion College, 1960-1964. Rector St. George's College, since 1964.

Auxiliary bishop Kingston, Jamaica, 1966. Vicar general Archdiocese of Kingston, pastor Holy Cross Church, 1966-1970. Archbishop of Kingston, 1970-1995.

Archbishop emeritus, since 1995. Director Pre-Cana Conference, 1959-1965. Vice chairman Ecumenical Committee on Religious Education, 1966-1968.

Chairman Archdiocesan Education Board, since 1968. Marriage counsellor Boston Children's Service and Family Service Greater Boston. Delegate 4th and final session of 2d Vatican Council, Rome, as adviser to Bishop McEleney, 1965.

Chairman Archdiocesan Commission on Ecumenism,1966-1970. Chairman Liturgical Commission Antilles Episcopal Conference, 1966, president, 1968, 70, 72, 74, 77, 79, 83, 86, 88. Representative 2d Synod of Bishops, Rome, 1969, representative 3d Synod of Bishops, Rome, 1970.

Chairman Caribbeaan Conference Churches, 1973. Member Commission of Enquiry into administration justice, police brutality in State of Grenada, West Indies, 1973. Moderator International Co-operation for Socio-Economics Development, member Bureau, European Church Development Agency, 1975.

Chairman Antilles Episcopal Commission on Missions, 1975. Chairman Commission for Missionary Activities, Communications Commission, Antilles Episcopal Conference, 1982. Delegate World Synod of Bishops, Rome, 1983.

Leader Caribbean Conference Churches Fact Finding Mission to Haiti, 1987.


  • Ordained as priest Roman Catholic Church, 1954, as bishop, 1966, appointed archbishop, 1970.


  • Other Work

    • Editor in chief Mental Health Conference Report, 1962.


Chaplain Catholic Women's League, 1958-1966. Honorary secretary Jamaica Save the Children Fund, 1958-1966, Fort Augusta Prison visiting committee, 1960-1974. Member executive committee Jamaica Mental Health Association, 1961-1963.

Moderator St. George's College Old Boys' Association, 1964-1966. Chairman Archdiocesan Education Board, since 1968, Holy Childhood High School Board, 1968-1970, Holy Trinity Junior Secondary School Board, since 1968. Honorary vice president Girl Guides Association, Jamaica Scout Council.

Chairman Dupont Primary School, Cockburn Pen. Member Council University Würzburg.I., since 1976. Member Jamaica Council Churches (president 1979, 80), Education Advisory Council, Ministry Education Committee on Organization and Structure of Educational System (chairman), Schools and Colleges Labour Relations Council (chairman 1965-1966).


Wilfred George Carter

Eugenie Marie (Williams) Carter