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Timothy Jarvis CARTER

(1800-1838)

CARTER, Timothy Jarvis, a Representative from Maine; born in Bethel, in the Maine district of Massachusetts, August 18, 1800; attended the town schools of Bethel; studied law at Northampton, Mass., was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Rumford, Oxford County, Maine; moved to Paris, Oxford County, Maine, in 1827 and continued the practice of law; secretary of the State senate of Maine in 1833; county attorney 1833-1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from September 4, 1837, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1838; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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