CARTER, William Henry, (1864 - 1955)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

CARTER, William Henry, a Representative from Massachusetts; born at Needham Heights, Norfolk County, Mass., June 15, 1864; attended public schools; was graduated from Comers Commercial College, Boston, Mass.; worked in several capacities at the knit-underwear manufacturing plant of the William Carter Co.; member of the State house of representatives in 1906; member of the Republican State committee in 1907 and 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for reelection in 1918; interested in real-estate development; was elected president of the William Carter Co. in 1918 and continued manufacturing activities until his death; died in Needham, Mass., April 23, 1955; interment in Needham Cemetery.