Alexander Carter

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Alexander Carter
Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie
Diocese Sault Sainte Marie
Installed 1958
Term ended 1985
Predecessor Ralph Hubert Dignan
Successor Marcel André J. Gervais
Ordination June 6, 1936
Personal details
Born (1909-04-16)16 April 1909
Montreal, Quebec
Died 17 February 2002(2002-02-17) (aged 92)
North Bay, Ontario

Alexander Carter, OC (16 April 1909 – 17 February 2002) was a Canadian bishop, who served as head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario from 1958 to 1985.


Born in Montreal, Quebec, the brother of Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, he was ordained a priest in 1936. From 1958 to 1985, he was the bishop of Sault Sainte Marie. He was the chancellor of the University of Sudbury between 1960 and 1986. In 1989, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He died at North Bay, Ontario.

In 1994, his memoir, Alex Carter: A Canadian Bishop's Memoirs (ISBN 0-9692787-5-6), was published.

Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School in Hanmer, Ontario is named in his honour.

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