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Vincent Michael CARTER

(1891-1972)

CARTER, Vincent Michael, a Representative from Wyoming; born in St. Clair, Schuylkill County, Pa., November 6, 1891; moved with his parents to Pottsville, Pa., in 1893; attended public schools, the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School, Annapolis, Md., and Fordham University, New York City; was graduated from the law department of Catholic University, Washington, D.C., in 1915; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Casper, Wyo., the same year; moved to Kemmerer, Wyo., in 1929 and continued the practice of law; during the First World War served in the Marine Corps as a lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment, Third Brigade; captain in the State militia 1919-1921; deputy attorney general of Wyoming 1919-1923; State auditor 1923-1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law in Cheyenne, Wyo., retiring in 1965; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1940; died in Albuquerque, N.Mex., December 30, 1972; interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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

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