William Arnold Carter

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William Arnold Carter
13th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
In office
Preceded by William Everett Potter
Succeeded by Robert John Fleming
Personal details
Born (1907-06-27)June 27, 1907
Corsicana, Texas
Died May 18, 1996(1996-05-18) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C.

William Arnold Carter (June 27, 1907 – May 18, 1996) was the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1960 to 1962.[1]


He was born in Corsicana, Texas on June 27, 1907 to William Arnold Carter and Susan Young.[1]

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1930. In 1933 he earned a B.S. in civil engineering from University of California. His World War II service included being chief engineer of the II Corps in the Mediterranean, and chief engineer of the 1st Army during the Normandy Invasion and European Campaign. He served as Panama Canal Zone Governor from 1960 to 1962.[1]

He died on May 18, 1996 in Washington, D.C.[1]


Preceded by
William E. Potter
Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Succeeded by
Robert John Fleming