Charles Carter (Alaska politician)

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Charles W. Carter (1870–1961) was a Canadian-born mortician and politician in the U.S. territory of Alaska. Carter served as the eighth mayor of Juneau, Alaska, from 1913 to 1914. He was a citizen of Alaska by 1901. In 1947, along with Henry Roden and David Gross, he persuaded the Alaska Territorial Legislature to rename the Pioneers Trust Fund, a regional fund for elderly citizens, to the Pioneer Memorial Fund. Outside politics he owned and operated a funeral home, the Charles W. Carter Mortuary, which he founded in 1916.[1]

Charles Charter is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, in Juneau. Carter sold the mortuary business in 1950, which continued to bear his name. The business was acquired by the Fairbanks-based Alaskan Memorial Parks, Inc. in 1964.[1]


  1. ^ a b Arndt, Katherine (January 26, 2004). Finding aid: Funeral Records, Juneau, Alaska, 1898–1964 (Report). Fairbanks: Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. p. 1. 

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