John Carter (South Carolina politician)

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John W. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by Joseph Gist
Succeeded by James Blair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
December 11, 1822 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by James Blair
Succeeded by Starling Tucker
Personal details
Born (1792-09-10)September 10, 1792
Camden, South Carolina
Died June 20, 1850(1850-06-20) (aged 57)
Georgetown, District of Columbia
Political party Jacksonian Democratic-Republican (until 1825)
Other political
Jacksonian (after 1825)
Alma mater South Carolina College
Occupation lawyer

John W. Carter (September 10, 1792 – June 20, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born on the Black River, near Camden, in what is now Kershaw County, South Carolina, Carter was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1811. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Camden, South Carolina. He served as commissioner in equity 1814–1820.

Carter was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Blair. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Congresses and served from December 11, 1822, to March 3, 1829.

He resumed the practice of law in Camden and moved to Georgetown, D.C., in 1836, and died there June 20, 1850.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Blair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Starling Tucker
Preceded by
Joseph Gist
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Blair