Luther C. Carter
|Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the District of Columbia|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 1st district
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||John A. Searing|
|Succeeded by||Edward H. Smith|
|Born||February 25, 1805|
|Died||January 3, 1875 (aged 69)|
New York City, New York
|Resting place||Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York|
|Spouse(s)||Mary L. Converse (m. 1829)|
Luther Cullen Carter (February 25, 1805 – January 3, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Carter was born in Bethel, Maine on February 25, 1805, the son of Dr. Timothy Carter and Frances "Fanny" (Freeland) Carter. He was educated in Maine, and a business and mercantile career in Saco. At age 20, he moved to New York City, where he continued his business career and served as president of the Market Savings Bank.
In addition to his business career, Carter served as a member of the Board of Education of New York City for several years beginning in 1853. He later moved to Long Island City, where he lived in semi-retirement as a gentleman farmer.
Carter was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861). He served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-sixth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress.
Death and burial
On September 29, 1829, Carter married Mary L. Converse (d. 1882) of Palmer, Massachusetts.
Carter's siblings included Timothy J. Carter, who also served in Congress.
- United States Congress. "Luther C. Carter (id: C000198)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Luther C. Carter at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
John A. Searing
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 1st congressional district
Edward H. Smith
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