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CARTER, Tim Lee, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., September 2, 1910; attended the public schools, graduated from Western Kentucky State College in 1934 and from the University of Tennessee in 1937; studied medicine; volunteered for military service during the Second World War and served forty-two months as a combat medic as captain in the Thirty-eighth Infantry Division; practicing physician in Tompkinsville, Ky., 1940-1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a resident of Tompkinsville, Ky. until his death in Glasgow, Ky. on March 27, 1987; interment in Evans-Oak Hill Cemetery, Tompkinsville.

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

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