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Steven V. CARTER

(1915-1959)

CARTER, Steven V., a Representative from Iowa; born in Carterville, Utah, October 8, 1915; at the age of 14 years moved with his parents to Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, and attended the public schools; graduated from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, in 1934, University of Iowa in 1937, and State University of Iowa College of Law in 1939; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Leon, Iowa; county attorney, Decatur County, 1940-1944; served as a supply officer in the United States Navy 1943-1946, with service in the South Pacific Theater; city attorney, Leon, Iowa, 1946-1948; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956, and later unsuccessfully contested the election; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1959, until his death in Bethesda, Md., November 4, 1959; interment in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.

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

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