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Lawyer

Walter Steuben Carter, American lawyer. member of the board education, 1856-1858; Member American Museum Natural History, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York Botanical Gardens.

Background

Carter, Walter Steuben was born on February 24, 1833 in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, United States. Son of Evits and Emma (Taylor) Carter.

Education

Educated district school. Admitted to bar, Middletown, Connecticut, 1855.

Career

Member of the board education, 1856-1858. Lived in Milwaukee, 1858-1869. Compiler Wisconsin Code, 1859.

United States commissioner and master in chancery United States Circuit Court, 1859, 1862. Trustee Lawrence University, 1864-1865. Practiced in Chicago, 1869-1872, and New York, since 1872(became head Carter, Hughes & Dwight).

President department music, Brooklyn institute, 8 years. Trustee Syracuse University, since 1896. Honorary associate Guild American Organists from organization.

Donor organ New York Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn. Builder chapel and founder library and cemetery, Barkhamsted, Connecticut. Noted helper of young lawyers.

Membership

Member of the board education, 1856-1858. Member American Museum Natural History, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York Botanical Gardens.

Connections

Married Antoinette Smith, October 8, 1855. Married second, Mary Boyd Jones, December 18, 1867.

father:
Evits Carter

mother:
Emma (Taylor) Carter

spouses:
Antoinette Smith

Mary Boyd Jones