Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John M. Carter (1843-1915)
MSA SC 3520-13429


Born John Merriken Carter, in Baltimore, February 5, 1843.  Son of Asbury Carter and Mary Christina (Eareckson) Carter.  Attended Light Street Institute for Boys; studied law under John Carson.  Admitted to the bar, 1864.  Married Florence Sweetzer on April 25, 1867; three children. Died July 3, 1915, in Mt. Washington, then Baltimore County. Buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery.

Worked as a clerk in a stockbroker's office, 1858-60.  Clerk, law office of John Carson, 1860-62.  Private secretary to Governor Augustus W. Bradford, 1862-66.  Appointed secretary of state by Governor Thomas Swann, 1866-69.  Practiced law in Baltimore after 1869.   Member of the board of managers and president, Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts.  Presidential elector (Greeley), 1872.  Mason; Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Maryland after 1877.

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