Hugh Carter

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Hugh Carter
Born Hugh Alton Carter
(1920-08-13)August 13, 1920
Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Died June 24, 1999(1999-06-24) (aged 78)
Americus, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Georgia Southwestern State University
University of Georgia
Occupation politician, businessman
Relatives Jimmy Carter (first cousin)
Amy Carter (first cousin, once removed)
Jason Carter (first cousin, twice removed)
James Earl Carter, Sr. (uncle)
Rosalynn Carter (cousin-in-law)
Jack Carter (first cousin, once removed)
Lillian Gordy Carter (aunt)
Gloria Carter Spann (first cousin)
Ruth Carter Stapleton (first cousin)

Hugh Alton Carter, Sr. (August 13, 1920 – June 24, 1999) was an American politician and businessman from Georgia.

Born in Plains, Georgia, Carter served in the United States Army during World War II. Carter graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University, when the college was a two-year college and then from the University of Georgia. He served in the Georgia State Senate, succeeding his first cousin President Jimmy Carter, from 1967 until 1981.[1] He owned a bait shop and an antique store. In 1978, he wrote a book: Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot: My life with the Carter Family from Plains, Georgia, (1978). He died in Americus, Georgia.[2][3]


  1. ^ 'Sen. Hugh Carter Retiring,' Rome News-Tribune (Georgia), March 10, 1980, pg. 2
  2. ^ Obituary of Hugh Carter
  3. ^ Data base