Chesley William Carter

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The Honourable
Chesley William Carter
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Burin—Burgeo
In office
June 27, 1949 – November 8, 1965
Preceded by Riding created
Succeeded by Don Jamieson
Senator for the Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
July 8, 1966 – July 28, 1977
Appointed by Lester B. Pearson
Personal details
Born (1902-07-29)July 29, 1902
Pass Island, Dominion of Newfoundland
Died January 14, 1994(1994-01-14) (aged 91)
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Profession Educator
Committees Chair, Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Science (1974–1977)
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs

Chesley William Carter (July 29, 1902 – January 14, 1994) was a Canadian Member of Parliament representing the riding of Burin—Burgeo and a senator for Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Born in Pass Island, Hermitage Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland,[1] Carter, educated at Church of England School, Pass Island and Bishop Feild College, St. John's served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from 1917 to 1919.[1] In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army to fight in World War II and discharged with the rank of Major in 1946.[1] Carter entered politics in 1949, following Newfoundland's entry into Canadian Confederation, and was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal in the 1949 federal election. He was re-elected in 1953, 1957 (when he was elected by acclamation),[2] 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965.[1] On July 8, 1966 he was appointed to the Senate where he remained until he retired on July 28, 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Volume one, p. 363, Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, ISBN 0-9693422-1-7.
  2. ^ Elected by acclamation, at the Parliament of Canada; published October 15, 2008; retrieved March 14, 2014

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