Edmund Nelson Carpenter

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Edmund Nelson Carpenter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Preceded by John J. Casey
Succeeded by John J. Casey
Personal details
Born (1865-06-27)June 27, 1865
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died November 4, 1952(1952-11-04) (aged 87)
Political party Republican

Edmund Nelson Carpenter (June 27, 1865 – November 4, 1952) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edmund N. Carpenter was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His parents were Benjamin Gardner Carpenter and Sarah Ann Feld and he was one of five children. He is a descendant of the immigrant William Carpenter (1605 England – 1658/1659 Rehoboth, Massachusetts) the founder of the Rehoboth Carpenter family who came to America in the mid-1630s.[1]

He attended the Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He was interested in mining and the manufacture of sheet-metal products. He enlisted as a private in 1893 and attained the rank of major in the Pennsylvania National Guard. During the Spanish–American War, Carpenter served as first lieutenant and quartermaster in the Ninth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, from 1898 to 1898. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1918.

Carpenter was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926. He resumed his manufacturing interests, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interment in Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre.

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  1. ^ Carpenters' Encyclopedia of Carpenters 2009 (DVD format), Subject is RIN 14552; this work contains updates to the 1898 Carpenter Memorial by Amos B. Carpenter
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Casey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Casey