Sterling D. Carr, one-time U. S. attorney here, died yesterday in a Kentfield nursing home. He was 85. Mr. Carr served as the top Federal legal officer for the northern district of California for 14 months as an interim appointee during the Coolidge administration. A Democrat, he returned to private practice in September, 1925, when a Republican was named to the post. Mr. Carr was active in legal circles in San Francisco until five years ago. Associates said he had been in ill health for several years. Born on a ranch near Salinas. Nov. 25, 1876, he came to San Francisco at the age of 7. He attended the University of California where he starred on the Cal football team. He took his law degree in 1900 at Columbia University. It was at Columbia that he formed a life-long friendship with Harlan Fiske Stone, who as Attorney General of the United States appointed him U.S. attorney.
Mr. Carr was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grayson Hinckley Carr, m 1907. He had no children. Funeral services are pending at N. Gray & Co., Divisadero at Post Sts.
Clipped from The San Francisco Examiner, 13 Nov 1963, Wed, 30
Bio courtesy of Scott Nesbitt Edwards
Mary Grayson Carr
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