David Kellogg Cartter
|David Kellogg Cartter|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
|Preceded by||Samuel Lahm|
|Succeeded by||George Bliss|
|U.S. Minister Resident to Bolivia|
March 27, 1861 – March 10, 1862
|Preceded by||John Cotton Smith|
|Succeeded by||Alen A. Hall|
|United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
March 11, 1863 – April 16, 1887
|Preceded by||new seat|
|Succeeded by||Edward Franklin Bingham|
June 22, 1812|
Jefferson County, New York
|Died||April 16, 1887
|Resting place||Lake View Cemetery|
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Born in Jefferson County, New York, Cartter pursued preparatory studies, reading law in Rochester, New York and being admitted to the bar there in 1832. He commenced private practice in Rochester, moving four years later to Akron, Ohio, and then to Massillon, Ohio, where he continued the practice of law.
He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1856 and continued his law practice. He served as delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention, and served as spokesman for the Ohio delegation as it cast the votes to clinch the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, as President, appointed Cartter to be United States Minister to Bolivia, for which he served from March 27, 1861, to March 10, 1862.
On March 10, 1863, President Lincoln nominated Cartter as Chief Justice of the newly established Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (which would later become the United States District Court for the District of Columbia), created by 12 Stat. 762. Cartter was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1863, and received his commission the same day. He served thereafter until his death, in 1887, in Washington, D.C.. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (April 2013)|
- David Kellogg Cartter at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- David Kellogg Cartter at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- David Kellogg Cartter at Find a Grave
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