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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