David Kellogg Cartter

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David Kellogg Cartter
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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
In office
March 11, 1863 – April 16, 1887
Appointed byAbraham Lincoln
Preceded bySeat established by 12 Stat. 762
Succeeded byEdward Franklin Bingham
Minister Resident of the United States to Bolivia
In office
March 27, 1861 – March 10, 1862
Appointed byAbraham Lincoln
Preceded byJohn Cotton Smith
Succeeded byAlen A. Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded bySamuel Lahm
Succeeded byGeorge Bliss
Personal details
Born
David Kellogg Cartter

(1812-06-22)June 22, 1812
Jefferson County, New York
DiedApril 16, 1887(1887-04-16) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeLake View Cemetery
Cleveland, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic (before 1860)
Republican (from 1860)
Educationread law

David Kellogg Cartter (June 22, 1812 – April 16, 1887) was a United States Representative from Ohio, Minister Resident of the United States to Bolivia and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born on June 22, 1812, in Jefferson County, New York,[1] Cartter read law in 1832.[1] He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Rochester, New York from 1832 to 1836, and continued in private practice in Akron, Ohio from 1836 to 1845, and in Massillon, Ohio from 1845 to 1849.[1]

Congressional service[edit]

Cartter was elected as a Democrat from Ohio's 18th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 31st and 32nd United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1853.[2] He was Chairman of the Committee on Patents for the 32nd United States Congress.[2]

Later career[edit]

Following his departure from Congress, Cartter resumed private practice in Massillon from 1853 to 1856, then in Cleveland, Ohio from 1856 to 1861.[1] He was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention.[2] He served as Minister Resident of the United States to Bolivia from March 27, 1861, to March 10, 1862.[2][1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Cartter was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia), to the new Chief Justice seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1863, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on April 16, 1887, due to his death in Washington, D.C.[1] He was interred in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h David Kellogg Cartter at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c d e United States Congress. "David Kellogg Cartter (id: C000206)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Sources[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Lahm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th congressional district

1849–1853
Succeeded by
George Bliss
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Cotton Smith
Minister Resident of the United States to Bolivia
1861–1862
Succeeded by
Allen A. Hall
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 12 Stat. 762
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
1863–1887
Succeeded by
Edward Franklin Bingham