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Thomas Coke Carter

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Thomas Coke Carter, American bishop. Member General conferences, 1884, 1888. Centennial Conference, 1884.

Background

Carter, Thomas Coke was born on January 1, 1851 in Carroll County, Tennessee, United States. Son of Reuben Ellis and Sarrah (Herron) Carter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, De Pauw U., 1875. A.M., 1878; (Doctor of Divinity, De Pauw U., and Ohio U., Athens. Doctor of Laws, Southern Normal University, Huntington, Tennessee, 1905).

Career

Ordained to U. B. ministry, 1869. Was principal W. Tennessee Seminary. President Tullahoma College, 4 years.

Pastor, 1875-1880; editor the Advocate, 1883-1892. Missionary in China, 1880-1881. Superintendent of work of the church in the south, 1894-1905.

Bishop, since 1905.

Membership

Member General conferences, 1884, 1888. Centennial Conference, 1884.

Connections

Married Maggie Brown, December 26, 1875.

father:
Reuben Ellis Carter

mother:
Sarrah (Herron) Carter

spouse:
Maggie Brown