(1800-1838) a U.S. Representative was born in Bethel on August 18, 1800. He attended the town schools of Bethel, studied law at Northampton, Massachusetts, was admitted to the bar in 1826, and commenced practice in Rumford.
Carter moved to Paris, Maine in 1827 and continued the practice of law. He was Secretary of the Maine State Senate in 1833, Androscoggin County Attorney from 1833 to 1837.
Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Carter served from September 4, 1837, until his death in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 1838, with interment in the Congressional Cemetery.