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David Kellogg Cartter
Original name: John David Kellogg Cartter
Birth: Jun. 22, 1812
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1887
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman, Diplomat, Judge. He apprenticed as a printer in Rochester, New York while studying law, and was admitted to the bar upon completion of his studies. He continued practice after moving to Ohio and was elected as a Democrat to represent Ohio's 18th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1849 to 1853. Cartter was chairman of the Committee on Patents during his second term. He declined to renomination and settled in Cleveland to practice law. He soon abandoned his affiliation to the Democratic Party and began to support the Fremont canvass. Cartter became a delegate for Ohio at the Republican National Convention in 1860, and was very influential to Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaign. In 1861, he declined President Lincoln's offers to become the Governor of either Nebraska of Nevada, accepting instead an appointment as the United States Minister to Bolivia. He resigned this post within a year due to rebellion in that country. Cartter was then appointed by the President as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. He served in that capacity until his death 24 years later.  (bio by: K Guy) 
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  Nancy H Cartter (1817 - 1896)*
  William Haynes Hanford Cartter (1838 - 1904)*
  David Kellogg Cartter (1841 - 1862)*
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Lake View Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Mar 28, 2007
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