Thomas S. Carter

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Thomas S. Carter, Jr.
Born (1921-06-06) June 6, 1921 (age 96)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Alma mater Southern Methodist University, Kansas University
Occupation railroad engineer

Thomas Smith Carter, Jr. (born June 6, 1921) was an American engineer. He served as the thirteenth president of Kansas City Southern Railway, from 1973 to 1986.

Carter was born in Dallas, Texas to Thomas Smith and Matilda (née Dowell) Carter. He attended Southern Methodist University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1944. He also attended Kansas University and earned his master's degree in engineering management in 1991. Carter has worked as an engineer for the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway, Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, and Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroads. He also has served with the Kansas City Southern Railway as its chief engineer, vice president of operations, and vice president. He also served as vice president of the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway in the 1960s.[1] Carter was married to Janet Hostetter from 1946 until her death in 1981, and with her had four children.[2]


Preceded by
William N. Deramus III
President of Kansas City Southern Railway
Succeeded by
William N. Deramus IV