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Albert Edward CARTER

(1881-1964)

CARTER, Albert Edward, a Representative from California; born in Lemoncove, near Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., July 5, 1881; attended the public schools; was graduated from San Jose State Normal School in 1903; taught school six years; was graduated from the law department of the University of California at Berkeley in 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Oakland, Calif.; representative of the United States War Department Commission on Training Camps 1917-1919; attorney for the California State Board of Pharmacy in 1920 and 1921; commissioner of public works of Oakland 1921-1925 and in 1923 initiated the plan for a comprehensive development of the harbor on the east side of San Francisco Bay; president of the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in California and Washington, D.C.; died in Oakland, Calif., August 8, 1964; interment in Home of Peace Cemetery, Porterville, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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