James S. Carson

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James S. Carson (December 9, 1874 - August 8, 1960) was chairman of Colonial Trust Company, corporate executive and Spanish–American War veteran.

James Carson started his career as a college professor but eventually became a reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle then joined the Associated Press and established its first Latin American bureau. It was headquartered in Mexico City where he and his family lived for 11 years.

He also ran for State Senator of California at one point

After a successful career in the newspaper and reporting business, Carson used his international experience to become a success in business. He was one of the originators of World Trade Week in New York City and served as its chairman for many years.

He was the father of long time Ladies' Home Journal executive editor, Mary Bass and the father-in-law of New York Post editor Joseph Cookman.


  • New York Times Obituary August 10, 1960