Godfrey Carter

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Godfrey Downes Carter
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39th Mayor of Melbourne
In office
Preceded by Charles Smith
Succeeded by James Cooper Stewart
Personal details
Born 1830
Died 29 April 1902
South Yarra, Victoria

Godfrey Downes Carter (1830 – 29 April 1902) was an Australian businessman, politician and mayor of Melbourne from 1884 to 1885.[1]

Born in Jamaica,[1] Carter was educated in England, and migrated to Australia in 1853. Following his term as mayor, Carter represented the Electoral district of West Melbourne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1885 to 1889. Carter died in South Yarra, Victoria on 29 April 1902.